We will be transported back to the Roaring Twenties for our October read of the Jonathan Zeitz’s “Flapper”. With words like “Modern” “Sex” and “Madcap” in the subtitle I don’t know how this read could keep our toes from tapping.
Learn more about Alabama native and flapper original Zelda Fitzgerald, often viewed as the prototype flapper, and then come share your thoughts over a delicious dinner and a glass of wine.
We will convene a on the 2nd Thursday of the month, which lands on October 14th.
See below for the latest from Birmingham’s own T.K. Thorne:
Hi friends. Thought I would send out a little update.
This may not be news to many of you, but perhaps to some: Noah’s Wife won ForeWord Reviews Magazine’s Book of the Year for Historical Fiction! It has also been nominated for the upcoming Alabama Library Association’s Author’s Awards. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. Thanks to all of you (certainly not a marketing budget!) word of the book is spreading.
I’m just back from a trip to Maine, visiting friends and doing a couple of book clubs/signings. Met with several lovely folks, including a librarian and a pastor of a congregational church who wants to use NW for a discussion group! Weather was high 70’s and low 80’s. (Don’t hate me, I’m back perspiring in B’ham!). Stayed at a friend’s on the tip of one of the zillion bays on the Down East coast. Mornings I sat on the deck overlooking glass-smooth water while the lobster fishermen “gaffed” their buoys to check their lobster pots (and yes, I ate one—every last bit I could dig out of that sucker!) and worked on my next novel- Angels at the Gate, the story of Lot’s wife. Not sure when it will be ready, as this is another project requiring lots of research, but I am enjoying it (especially when I get to sit on decks overlooking the ocean).
author of Noah’s Wife
ForeWord Review’s Historical Fiction Book of the Year
A big thank you to Melissa for being a most gracious and laid-back host for the stimulating and powerful discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. The French Martinis and tempura avocado were the perfect accompaniments to a stimulating conversation on medical advancement and human testing. Shannon did an excellent job at facilitating our conversation and showed us this great special from the CBS Morning Show, which brought many of the characters and issues presented in the book to life. I would like to add a special thank you to Shirley and Kim Oh for their insight into life in the world of research, and their personal experiences working with human subjects. I am continually impressed by the brainpower in our group.