7 books — 4 voters
Fiction with an American setting.
“ You can’t even read American fiction to get a sense of how actual life is lived these days. You read American fiction to learn about dysfunctional white folk doing things that are weird to normal white folks. ”
“ All of the village was of a piece, a time, and a style; it was as though the people needed the ugliness of the village, and fed on it. The houses and the stores seemed to have been set up in contemptuous haste to provide shelter for the drab and the unpleasant, and the Rochester house and the Blackwood house and even the town hall had been brought here perhaps accidentally from some far lovely country where people lived with grace. Perhaps the fine houses had been captured—perhaps as punishment ...more ”
Dear Readers, I initially started our book club with the Australian Women in New York (AWNY) as…more
[close] Dear Readers, I initially started our book club with the Australian Women in New York (AWNY) as a way to meet like-minded, curious people interested in exploring and deepening their understanding of the complexities of U.S culture, identity and politics. I have created the online platform so that anyone to join. Books will be contemporary and aim to reflect the diversity of the country. Note that the classic 1960s authors won't be found here. A book will be selected every 1.5-2 months to read and I will post guiding questions and articles of interest to facilitate discussions. You're welcome to add thoughts and responses at any time throughout the month, or to join the live online discussion (check the details in the event section). I hope you join and enjoy the community!
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