Date(s) - 04/10/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Community Bookstore Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month, at 7:30 pm, to discuss, argue, consider, reconsider, and dig deep into our chosen work of fiction. At the end of each meeting, we choose next month’s title together.
This month’s book, March 2019, is How to Be Both, by Ali Smith, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and the 2015 Folio Prize. It won the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize, the Novel Award in the 2014 Costa Book Awards, and the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 pm, at Community Bookstore.
About How to be Both:
Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. It’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real—and all life’s givens get given a second chance.