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SLC Lesbians Book Club May
SLC Lesbians Book Club May

Sat, May 20

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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

SLC Lesbians Book Club May

Lesbians Unite! We're reading The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave this month! Notice the new date for this month! We are meeting on the third Saturday rather than the last this month.

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Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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 SLC Lesbian book club meets at 4 pm on the last Saturday of the month at Under the Umbrella, our local queer bookstore. We are a trans/non-binary/bi inclusive group.

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.

About the Book 

Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the skies break into a sudden and reckless storm. All forty of the village’s men were at sea, including Maren’s father and brother, and all forty are drowned in the otherworldly disaster.     For the women left behind, survival means defying the strict rules of the island. They fish, hunt, and butcher reindeer—which they never did while the men were alive. But the foundation of this new feminine frontier begins to crack with the arrival of Absalom Cornet, a man sent from Scotland to root out alleged witchcraft. Cornet brings with him the threat of danger—and a pretty, young Norwegian wife named Ursa.  As Maren and Ursa are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them, with Absalom's iron rule threatening Vardø's very existence.

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