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Juliet Social Club

All She Wrote Books x Juliet Book Club — July

Want to read great books with a community of engaged book lovers? Join one of our monthly book clubs, co-hosted by Juliet Somerville!

All She Wrote Books x Juliet Book Club — July
All She Wrote Books x Juliet Book Club — July

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Juliet Social Club, 257 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

About the Event

Join All She Wrote Books on Sunday, July 28th at 10:30am at Juliet Social Club for a discussion of Housemates with author Emma Copley Eisenberg! This a warm and insightful coming-of-age story of youth and freedom, a glorious celebration of queer life, and how art and love might save us all. Seats are limited, so snag yours quick! 

Worried about finding the book? We've got you covered! Grab a copy through registration for the event, at Bookshop.org, or Libro.fm.

Can't make it? No worries! Let us know ASAP so we can release your spot to someone eagerly waiting on the waitlist. Don't miss out- register now!

Remember: This event has limited capacity, so grab your ticket and claim your seat before it's too late! We can't wait to see you there! ✨

About the Book

Two young housemates embark on a road trip to discover themselves in a fractured America in this sparkling novel of love, friendship and chosen family, by the award-winning author of The Third Rainbow Girl.

What does it feel like, standing in the moments that will mark your life?

When Bernie replies to Leah's ad for a new housemate in Philadelphia, the two begin an intense and defiantly uncategorizable friendship based on a mutual belief in their art, and one another. Both aspire to capture the world around them: Leah through her writing; Bernie through her photography.

After Bernie's former photography professor, the renowned yet tarnished Daniel Dunn, dies and leaves her a complicated inheritance, Leah volunteers to accompany Bernie to his home in rural Pennsylvania, turning the jaunt into a road trip with an ambitious mission: to document America through words and photographs. 

What ensues is a three-week journey into the heart of the nation, bringing the aritsts into conversation with people from all walks of life—“the absurd dreamers and failures of this wide, wide country”—as they try to make sense of the times they are living in. Along the way, Leah and Bernie discover what it means to to pursue their own ideas and dreams, and to embrace what they are capable of both romantically and artistically.

About the Author

Emma Copley Eisenberg is a queer writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her first book, The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, was named a New York Times Notable Book and was nominated for an Edgar Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and an Anthony Award, among other honors. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, McSweeney’s, VQR, American Short Fiction, and other publications. Raised in New York City, she lives in Philadelphia, where she co-founded Blue Stoop, a community hub for the literary arts.

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.

Tickets

  • Ticket + Book

    *Please read: Includes general admission to our Juliet Book Club and 1 copy of Housemates, to be picked up at All She Wrote Books (75 Washington St in Somerville). You will notified by email and phone when your book club order is ready for pickup. (Price includes $1.81 sales tax)

    $30.81
  • Ticket (No Book)

    **PLEASE READ**: Entry for 1 person to the Juliet Book Club. Includes breakfast and coffee served at the event.

    $5.00

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$0.00

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