OLD Book Club

When: Wednesday, July 17th | 6 PM
Where: Dog-Eared Books Loft

OLD Book Club–obscure, lesser-known, and, hopefully, divine–aims to explore the diverse array of books we call “classic” and to discuss the malleable bounds of the category while also making an often intimidating genre feel both more accessible and more fun. The selection of books intentionally covers a broad range of nationalities, experiences, cultures, and time-periods to broaden the traditionally narrow parameters of classic literature. Most importantly, we’re here to have a good time. Put on your most UNpretentious (figurative) pants and come talk OLD books!

This month we are reading The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. The OLD Book club will meet at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 17th.

Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest.

Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us for discussion at Dog-Eared Books at 6 PM, on Wednesday, July 17th. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration required

Also, for 20 minutes after each club meeting, you will receive 20% off all books and merchandise!

Content Warnings for OLD Books Club 2024
Content Warnings for The God of Small Things
Content Warnings for Monkey King: Journey to the West
Content Warnings for Passing
Content Warnings for Lady Audley’s Secret
Content Warnings for Winter in the Blood
Content Warnings for Paradise

Dates and books of upcoming 2024 Women From Other Worlds Book Club gatherings: 

July 17 at 6 PM
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
August 21 at 6 PM
Monkey King: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en
September 18 at 6 PM
Passing by Nella Larsen
October 16 at 6 PM
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
November 20 at 6 PM
Winter in the Blood by James Welch
December 18 at 6 PM
Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah

 

Previous Book Club Selections