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About the Club
Everyone is welcome to join our new PRISM (People Reading Inclusive Stories Meeting) Book Club.
This group is for anyone ages 18+ to read books about diverse LGBTQIA+ individiuals in a variety of genres. We are going to be reading and discussing "White is for Witching" by Helen Oyeyemi. We are meeting in-person at Persnickety Books in downtown Burlington at 6:30pm. So please join us, even if you haven't had a chance to read the book or didn't finish. I hope to see you there.
Copies of the book will be available at May Memorial Library, so stop in and pick up a copy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email or by calling the library.
(Everyone is welcome to join this inclusive group, but there is an expectation of respect by every member towards every member.)
Call May Memorial Library: (336) 229-3588
This meeting will be in person at Persnickety Books located at 347 S Main Street, Burlington (upstairs). There is plenty of room for social distancing.
It will be on August 18, 2021 at 6:30pm.
We will typically meet on the third Wednesday of each month.
What We're Reading
White Is for Witching by
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists From the acclaimed author of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Gingerbread, and Peaces There's something strange about the Silver family house in the closed-off town of Dover, England. Grand and cavernous with hidden passages and buried secrets, it's been home to four generations of Silver women--Anna, Jennifer, Lily, and now Miranda, who has lived in the house with her twin brother, Eliot, ever since their father converted it to a bed-and-breakfast. The Silver women have always had a strong connection, a pull over one another that reaches across time and space, and when Lily, Miranda's mother, passes away suddenly while on a trip abroad, Miranda begins suffering strange ailments. An eating disorder starves her. She begins hearing voices. When she brings a friend home, Dover's hostility toward outsiders physically manifests within the four walls of the Silver house, and the lives of everyone inside are irrevocably changed. At once an unforgettable mystery and a meditation on race, nationality, and family legacies, White is for Witching is a boldly original, terrifying, and elegant novel by a prodigious talent.