Queer Book Club: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Adult , Senior
Registration for this event will close on December 14, 2022 @ 5:00pm.
Allowed Ages: Over 18 and up
There are 49 seats remaining.

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Join librarians virtually to discuss books centering on LGBTQ+ voices.

Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month (January-December) from 6-7 pm.

For more information please visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/queerbookclub

Physical copies of the book are available (while supplies last). Call your local branch to request a copy.  

December 14 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker*+ 

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. 

A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from Celie to God, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience. The Color Purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. Deeply compassionate and beautifully imagined, Alice Walker's epic carries readers on a spirit-affirming journey towards redemption and love.

2022 Discussion Titles

February 9 - Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde*+ 

March 9 - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller*+ 

April 13 - Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color*+ 

May 11 - On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

June 8 - One Last Stop by Casey Mcquiston

July 13 - Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

August 10 - Ace: What Sexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen+

September 14 - In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado*+ 

October 12 - Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas*+

November 9 - Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction by Joshua Whitehead (Editor)*+ 

December 14 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker*+ 

* E-Books or e-audiobooks are available through Hoopla 
*Hoopla: https://sonomalibrary.org/library-collection/hoopla-digital-0
Books available through Hoopla are always available for unlimited checkout.

+ E-Books or e-audiobooks are available through Overdrive.
+Overdrive: https://sonomalibrary.org/library-collection/overdrive

 

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Advanced Registration Required - Virtual

Advanced 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!

This program is offered in English.


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