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We host our monthly book club meeting at the bookstore on the final Saturday of every month. This is a pretty chill book club, even if you didn't finish the book, we still want to know what you thought! If you've never been to a book club before, this is a great way to start. We read eclectically & welcome new ideas & people with open arms.
This month we are reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. Here is the story of the Iliad as we’ve never heard it before: in the words of Briseis, Trojan queen and captive of Achilles. Given only a few words in Homer’s epic and largely erased by history, she is nonetheless a pivotal figure in the Trojan War. In these pages she comes fully to life: wry, watchful, forging connections among her fellow female prisoners even as she is caught between Greece’s two most powerful warriors. Her story pulls back the veil on the thousands of women who lived behind the scenes of the Greek army camp—concubines, nurses, prostitutes, the women who lay out the dead—as gods and mortals spar, and as a legendary war hurtles toward its inevitable conclusion. Brilliantly written, filled with moments of terror and beauty, The Silence of the Girls gives voice to an extraordinary woman—and makes an ancient story new again.
We will have a bottle of wine & some snacks to share with everyone so head over to Facebook and RSVP or read more on the monthly book club blog. Read on!