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SLC Lesbians Book Club November 2023
SLC Lesbians Book Club November 2023

Sat, Nov 25

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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

SLC Lesbians Book Club November 2023

Lesbians Unite! We're reading The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw this month!

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Time & Location

Nov 25, 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. Read more about the book club here.

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

Note: There will be no meeting in December for the SLC Lesbians book club. 

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 

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions.   There is fourteen-year-old Jael, who has a crush on the preacher’s wife. At forty-two, Lyra realizes that her discomfort with her own body stands between her and a new love. As Y2K looms, Caroletta’s “same time next year” arrangement with her childhood best friend is tenuous. A serial mistress lays down the ground rules for her married lovers. In the dark shadows of a hospice parking lot, grieving strangers find comfort in each other.   With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.

Get your copy here.

Contact slc.lesbian.bookclub@gmail.com with any questions. 

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