Queer Women’s Monthly Book Club

A free monthly book club for Queer Women held at the Out on the Shelves Library at QMUNITY (1170 Bute Street, Vancouver) on the third Friday of every month from 7PM to 8:30PM.  Please note that we regret that the Out On the Shelves Library is not currently wheelchair accessible. New members are welcomed and are requested to register at the meeting or at qwmbc@qmunity.ca.

The Queer Women’s Monthly Book Club next meeting is Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7 pm in the Qmunity at the Bute Street location in the Out on the Shelves Library.

We are reading and discussing is “The Sealed Letter” by Emma Donoghue

“Miss Emily “Fido” Faithfull is a “woman of business” and a spinster pioneer in the British women’s movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of her once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen’s failing marriage and obsessive affair with a young army officer. What begins as a loyal effort to help a friend explodes into a courtroom drama that rivals the Clinton affair –complete with stained clothing, accusations of adultery, counterclaims of rape, and a mysterious letter that could destroy more than one life.

Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, “The Sealed Letter” is a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce, Victorian style.”

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This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.