Sun, Aug 27|
All She Wrote Books x Juliet Book Club — August
Want to read great books with a community of engaged book lovers? Join one of our monthly book clubs, co-hosted by Juliet Somerville!
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Juliet Somerville, 263 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
About the Event
ABOUT THE EVENT
Love reading & talking about books? All She Wrote Books is excited to announce our first book club event at the intersection of great literature and delicious food. Aside from reading great books each month, our co-host Juliet will develop a fun themed cocktail for every book selection!
For the month of August, we will be reading Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield. Join us on SUNDAY, August 27th at 5pm at our co-host location, Juliet in Somerville for a lively discussion !
Tickets are limited to due to capacity at Juliet, and each ticket will include either a copy of the book club pick or a $5 All She Wrote Books gift card.
There are many ways to obtain a copy of the book (aside from your public library) — you can purchase it through allshewrotebooks.com, Bookshop.org, or Libro.fm support our work.
Our event has a limited capacity and we want to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend. By letting us know that you can no longer attend, we can open up your spot to someone on our waitlist who is eager to participate.
Miri thinks she has got her wife back, when Leah finally returns after a deep-sea mission that ended in catastrophe. It soon becomes clear, though, that Leah is not the same. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded on the ocean floor, Leah has brought part of it back with her, onto dry land and into their home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julia Armfield is a fiction writer, living in London with her girlfriend. Her work has been published in Granta, The White Review, Best British Short Stories 2019 and 2021, Lighthouse and various other publications. She was longlisted for the Deborah Rogers Prize 2018 and was the winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2018. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. Her debut collection, salt slow, was longlisted for the Polari Prize 2020 and the Edge Hill Prize 2020 and was shortlisted for the London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction 2020. Our Wives Under The Sea was shortlisted for the Foyles Fiction Book of the Year Award 2022. Her story ‘Longshore Drift’ won a Pushcart Prize in 2020.
Our Book Club Guidelines
- We strive for a thoughtful and respectful discussion of the featured book and its related themes.
- You do not have to have finished the book to participate, but we ask that you contribute to the discussion in whatever way you feel comfortable.
- We do not tolerate demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.