June / July Book Club - I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb - Fenton, MI
Time & Location
About The Event
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Ticket Price = FREE
Books available for purchase - Members will receive a discount code via email
Venue - The Rough Draught, Coffee and Barroom
MOE = Randa
What to Expect -
Coffee, adult beverages and menu items available for purchase
Join us for our June / July book club to discuss the novel I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb. For those of you who are not familiar with his work, he writes in the first person from a female perspective and he is one of Randa's favorite authors.
Take the book out of the library, borrow it from a friend, purchase it from us or from somewhere else. As long as you have it read before our discussion! Chill bar with craft beers, cocktails & java drinks, with pub grub & events in industrial-chic digs, intelligent conversation and Interesting Women - what more could you want?
This is our first book club event and we are very excited about it. To kick things off, we are happy to say that all of our Members will receive a coupon code via email to get this hardcover book for FREE (when purchased through our site)! This is a $25.99 value. Not a member yet? Sign up now!
*** A percentage of the proceeds from book sales on our site will go towards our Scholarship Fund.
We hope that you can join us!
For more info on Rough Draught: http://roughdraughtbarroom.com/
About the book:
New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women.
I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood’s silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema’s big screen.
In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life. There’s his daughter Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post-modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions, Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois, who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid muses.
Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.
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