Join us on the first Thursday of every month for the JPKS Bookclub!
DATE: Thursday, November 7, from 6-8pm
LOCATION: JP Knit & Stitch, 461 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA
At our next bookclub session, we will be discussing The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. This is a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.
December Bookclub, December 5, from 6-8pm
At our December bookclub session, we will be discussing The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss. Set in Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis"--women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel's, and the Bible.
January Bookclub, January 2, from 6-8pm
At our January bookclub session, we will be discussing Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.
We can't wait to hear your take on these books!