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SLC Lesbians Book Club August 2023
SLC Lesbians Book Club August 2023

Sat, Aug 26

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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

SLC Lesbians Book Club August 2023

Lesbians Unite! We're reading The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins this month!

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Time & Location

Aug 26, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

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About the Event

About the Book Club

The SLC Lesbian book club meets at 4 pm on the last Saturday of the month (unless noted with an *) at Under the Umbrella, our local queer bookstore. We are a trans/non-binary/bi inclusive group.

If you purchase next month's book club pick at the end of the meeting, you'll get 10% off that book!

Cost: Please bring a contribution (sliding scale $1-5) for the meeting room reservation at Under the Umbrella. If $1 a month is a barrier for you please just reach out to slc.lesbian.bookclub@gmail.com and let us know in advance.  

COVID Precautions: It is strongly preferred that all attendees are vaccinated/boosted and it is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask.

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.

About the Book 

All of London is abuzz with the scandalous case of Frannie Langton, who is accused of the brutal double murder of her employers, renowned scientist George Benham and his eccentric French wife, Marguerite. Crowds pack the courtroom, eagerly following every twist, while the newspapers print lurid theories about the killings and the mysterious woman being held in the Old Bailey. 

The testimonies against Frannie are damning. She is a seductress, a witch, a master manipulator, a whore. Frannie claims she cannot recall what happened that fateful evening, or how she came to be covered in the victims’ blood, even if remembering could save her life. 

But she does have a tale to tell: a story of her childhood on a Jamaican plantation, her apprenticeship under a debauched scientist who stretched all bounds of ethics, and the events that brought her into the Benhams’ London home—and into a passionate and forbidden relationship. 

Though her testimony may seal her conviction, the truth will unmask the perpetrators of crimes far beyond murder and indict the whole of English society itself.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton is a brilliant, searing depiction of race, class, and oppression that penetrates the skin and sears the soul, and it is the story of a woman of her own making in a world that would see her unmade.

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