Her Story Book Club
Please join us at Hub City Bookshop at 6pm on Wednesday, September 26, for the first monthly meeting of our new book club, Her Story. The book club will meet monthly to discuss books about women by women. September's selection is Claire Messud's The Burning Girl, which will be 10% all month (20% for members!). Please join us!
"The Burning Girl is...a subversive commentary on the stories we tell about women and the ways those stories circumscribe our lives." --NPR
Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, childhood’s imaginary worlds and painful adult reality—crafting a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence.
Claire Messud, one of our finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What are the stories we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, The Burning Girl gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way.