Tue, Sep 26|
Under the Umbrella Bookstore
Graphic Novel Book Club September
Join us for another graphic novel book club meeting!
Time & Location
Sep 26, 6:30 PM
Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
About the Event
About the Book Club
The graphic novel book club meets on the last Tuesday of each month and discusses a different queer graphic novel. We've been able to connect with authors and artists and receive swag before, so this is not a book club to miss!
Claiming a Free Book
Thanks to a generous donation, we are able to proviede three free copies of the book of the month EACH MONTH! If you are interested in receiving a free copy, fill out this form. We are prioritizing BIPOC, disabled, and trans readers for these free copies. You may apply for free books each month, but we will prioritize new individuals.
It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask. An air purifier will be running in the room throughout the duration of the book club meeting.
About Stone Fruit by Lee Lai
Bron and Ray are a queer couple who enjoy their role as the fun weirdo aunties to Ray’s niece, six-year-old Nessie. Their playdates are little oases of wildness, joy, and ease in all three of their lives, which ping-pong between familial tensions and deep-seeded personal stumbling blocks. As their emotional intimacy erodes, Ray and Bron isolate from each other and attempt to repair their broken family ties ― Ray with her overworked, resentful single-mother sister and Bron with her religious teenage sister who doesn’t fully grasp the complexities of gender identity. Taking a leap of faith, each opens up and learns they have more in common with their siblings than they ever knew. At turns joyful and heartbreaking, Stone Fruit reveals through intimately naturalistic dialog and blue-hued watercolor how painful it can be to truly become vulnerable to your loved ones ― and how fulfilling it is to be finally understood for who you are. Lee Lai is one of the most exciting new voices to break into the comics medium and she has created one of the truly sophisticated graphic novel debuts in recent memory.
Even if you apply to receive a free copy, please RSVP here!$0