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Coach House Book Club #1: Maidenhead
Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it get ready the Coach House Book Club.
Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting but calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way to encapsulate all that.
As February is both the month of Hallmark's favourite holiday and our inaugural book club meeting, there's really only one book we could rightfully choose to pop our book club cherry: Tamara Faith Berger's Believer Book Award-winning novel, MAIDENHEAD.
Described by Miranda July to the New York Times as 'a novel that terrified me to the end,' MAIDENHEAD traverses the desperate, wild spaces of a teenage girls self-consciousness. How does a girl feel scared? What is she scared of? And how does telling yourself not to be scared really work? As Myra enters worlds unfamiliar of sex, porn, race and class, she explores territories unknown in herself.
So come join us in the Coach House coffee room on Tuesday, February 17 for a fun evening of themed snacks cherry pie, anyone?, drinks and a discussion with Tamara! We'll start things off nice and slow at 6:30, but to make sure things get climactic, we encourage attendees to bring a question or sixty-nine for Tamara.
Don't have a copy of MAIDENHEAD? Don't worry, it's not required for attendance, but if you are interested in purchasing a copy, Maidenhead is discounted on the CH website by 20 in both print and e until the end of February. Orgasmic: http://chbooks.com/catalogue/maidenhead.
While attendance is free, a small PWYC donation towards the cost of food and booze will be gratefully accepted. We hope everyone can come!