In May, we read "Behind Closed Doors", and people really enjoyed it! It was a thriller, a bit disturbing, and a few read her second book. They said it was great too!
This month, we're reading "Conversations with Friends". I saw Sarah Jessica Parker read this, and I read it too. I liked it. Because of some vacations I have, we'll be meeting at the radio station on Thursday, June 21st 6p-8p at (1600 Utica Ave S. St. Louis Park 5th floor-it's in the West End area). Dinner will be provided by Green Mill, drinks from Bootleg, and official book club t-shirts from MELSA! This Book Club is full!
Also, early heads up! We'll be meeting at the Roseville Library for July book club on 7/24. I'm not taking RSVPs yet.
About the book: Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’s friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. Written with gem-like precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.