Join the Anderson Community Book Club
July 14, 2020 - Crystle Collier
Anderson Community Book Club
Looking for a fun way to meet new people? Enjoy reading and sharing your thoughts on books?
Join your fellow Anderson community members in our first ever virtual book club! Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm MST via Zoom. We will discuss the first book selection, introduce ourselves to one another, and review a quick list of laundry items that will enhance this community-lead engagement.
No need to read prior to the initial meeting! We will have a follow up meeting in September to discuss the book itself.
George R.R. Martin said it best, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one."
We will start the club with author Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age, which was released on December 31, 2019.
We can't wait to meet you on August 5th! Please join us, register here: https://goto.unm.edu/book-club
About Such a Fun Age
Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.
But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.
With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.
Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2ZpYa1m