- By Jonathan Furr
- Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Alliance Book Club
The Alliance Book Club is a library book club dedicated to reading and discussing books by and/or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This is a system-wide book club that is open to everyone. The book club will meet on the fourth Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.
We'll be meeting virtually using Zoom. You will be emailed a link to attend the Zoom meeting the week of each meeting. If you do not have a webcam or microphone, you may still attend.
For more information and to join the book club, please contact Jonathan Furr (email@example.com) .
- Meeting: Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m.
"Rubyfruit Jungle" by Rita Mae Brown
Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungle is about growing up a lesbian in America--and living happily ever after.
- Meeting: Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m.
"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller
Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.
They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.