Wake NOW DC Book Club - Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
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We all have a lot on our plates right now, but it's important to take time for our own enrichment and enjoyment. Join us for a virtual book club to discuss thought-provoking books and meet fellow readers in the WAKEWashington DC community.
We will meet twice - once on September 24 (7 - 8 p.m. EDT) to introduce the book and meet fellow participants, and then a second time a month later on October 29 (7 - 8:30 p.m. EDT) to discuss the book. We think this format will lead to a more interactive and personal discussion.
Our book selection is Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore. Set in Odessa Texas in 1976, Valentine uses alternating viewpoints of connected women in town as they navigate the violence, poverty, racism and misogyny that surround them. As one review said, the author's first novel "is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and religion in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope ... (it) illuminates women's strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive."
Our moderator, Laine Thomas Conway ('93), was fortunate to be able to speak with the author this summer as part of a local book club, and she will share some behind-the-scenes anecdotes she learned from the author as she leads us in a collaborative discussion.
*Zoom information will be emailed to all registrants shortly before each meeting