BIPOC Babes Book Club
A book club for BIPOC folks led by BIPOC folks
BIPOC readers of all genders, join Trinity & Tanvi for a casual book club where we can relax, chat about fiction by BIPOC writers, and maybe enjoy a drink or two in company with one another!
To achieve our goal of creating a safe space for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) to discuss their experiences as represented in literature, the BIPOC Babes book club is for BIPOC readers ONLY. We encourage readers of all racial backgrounds to join us in our Official Dog-Eared Books book club, where we read books representing diverse experiences from diverse authors throughout the year.
The BIPOC Babes Book Club will be held the second Thursday of each month.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 6 PM
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
Noemí is a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemí’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books at 6 PM on Thursday, October 14, to discuss the book with book club hosts Trinity & Tanvi! This book club is free to any BIPOC person who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.
Dates and books of upcoming BIPOC Babes Book Club:
October 14 at 6 PM Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
November 11 at 6 PM Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
December 9 at 6 PM The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton