A free monthly book club for Queer Women held at the Out on the Shelves Library at QMUNITY (1170 Bute St, 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 in meeting or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Queer Women’s Monthly Book Club next meeting is Friday, October 17, 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 “Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice” by Janet Malcolm
“How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?” Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography, criticism, and investigative journalism. The pair, of course, is modernist master Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, the “worker bee” who ministered to Stein’s needs throughout their forty-year expatriate “marriage.” As Malcolm pursues the mystery of the couple’s charmed life in Vichy France, her subject becomes the larger question of biographical truth.
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This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.