Virtual Queer Book Club: Light from Uncommon Stars

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Queer Book Club

Meets virtually the second Wednesday of the month!

May 10 - Light from Uncommon Stars

Request it from the Library Catalogue: here

Description: 

"Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts. Shizuka Satomi made a deal with the devil: to escape damnation, she must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. She has already delivered six. When Katrina Nguyen, a young transgender runaway, catches Shizuka's ear with her wild talent, Shizuka can almost feel the curse lifting. She's found her final candidate. But in a donut shop off a bustling highway in the San Gabriel Valley, Shizuka meets Lan Tran, retired starship captain, interstellar refugee, and mother of four. Shizuka doesn't have time for crushes or coffee dates, what with her very soul on the line, but Lan's kind smile and eyes like stars might just redefine a soul's worth. And maybe something as small as a warm donut is powerful enough to break a curse as vast as the California coastline. As the lives of these three women become entangled by chance and fate, a story of magic, identity, curses, and hope begins, and a family worth crossing the universe for is found"

 

2023 Schedule 

January 11 - The House in the Cerulean Sea

February 8 – Honey Girl

March 8 - Detransition Baby

April 12 - Everyone in This Room Will Someday be Dead

May 10 - Light from Uncommon Stars

June 14 - The Passing Playbook

July 12 - Nightcrawling

August 9 - Iron Widow

September 13 - You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

October 11 - Afterparties

November 8 - Post-Colonial Love Poem

December 13 - The Jasmine Throne

Book Club titles and dates are subject to change.
For up to date information visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/queerbookclub

 

Registering

Registering for this event will sign you up for all 12 book club meetings! You will receive a Zoom link every month, there is no obligation to attend every event.

 

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community during the month of May and beyond! Visit sonomalibrary.org/AAPI for more events, recommended reads, and resources!

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Advance Registration Required - Virtual

Advance registration is required. Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite one hour prior to the scheduled event. 
Questions? Or if you need special accommodations, please let us know. Email: events@sonomalibrary.org or call your local library!

Print Copies for Virtual book clubs

Print copies are available while supplies last. Email events@sonomalibrary.org to have a copy sent to your local library for pickup. Leave your name, phone number, and requested library location in the message. Print books available upon request until 1 week before the program.


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