Join us for the next meeting of the Violet Hour Book Club, a reading group devoted to modern and classic works of LGBTQ literature.
The book we will be discussing is Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985) by Jeanette Winterson.
About the Book
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession.
Hosted by Christopher DiRaddo. Takes place in English.
Remember, as book club members, you get 15% off all book club selections at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore.
Saturday, June 29: A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White
Saturday, August 3: The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan