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SLC Lesbians Book Club July 2023
SLC Lesbians Book Club July 2023

Sat, Aug 05

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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

SLC Lesbians Book Club July 2023

Lesbians Unite! We're reading With Teeth by Kristen Arnett this month!

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Time & Location

Aug 05, 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 

If she's being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. Working from home in the close quarters of their Florida house, she lives with one wary eye peeled on Samson, a sullen, unknowable boy who resists her every attempt to bond with him. Uncertain of her own maternal instincts, she tries her best--driving, cleaning, cooking, prodding him to finish projects for school--while growing increasingly resentful of Monika, her confident but absent wife. As Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammie's life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behavior, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels. When her son's hostility finally spills over into physical aggression, Sammie must confront her role in the mess--and the possibility that the answers may be beyond her reach. Blending the warmth and wit of Arnett's breakout hit, Mostly Dead Things, with a candid take on queer parenthood, With Teeth is a provocative portrait of the delicate fabric of family--and the many ways it can be torn apart.

Get your copy here.

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