LOFT Book Club

The LOFT Book Club is an open group which meets monthly to discuss different LGBT literary selections.

From Pulp Fiction to Queer Literature, The LOFT’s Book Club is your way of keeping up on the latest in LGBT literature, while finally getting to those better-known genre pieces you haven’t gotten around to reading.

The LOFT Book Club is presented by The LOFT Library & David Bohnett Cyber Center.

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The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00pm to 9:30pm.

Next Meeting: Tuesday July 18  Jodi Picoult Sing You Home

 

 

Like her other books, Sing You home by Jodi Picoult grapples with hot button issues. Zoe finds healing relief in music therapy and the friendship, then romantic love with Vanessa. After Zoe and Vanessa, now married, decide to have a baby, they realize they must join battle with Zoe's ex husband Max. who objects on both religious and financial grounds. 

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August 15 Bette Greene The Drowning of Stephan Jones

 

Hate. It's the farthest feeling from sixteen-year-old Carla Wayland's mind. She can't believe people would persecute others just because they are different. But she isn't about to worry about the injustice surrounding her because she's in love with handsome and popular Andy Harris. Although raised to act on her ethical beliefs, Carla finds that her enchantment with Andy makes her a silent partner in his hate campaign and harassment of gay couple Stephan Jones and Frank Montgomery.


 

September 19 Omar El Akkad American War

An audacious and powerful debute novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle of a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. 

 

 


Previous 2017 Book Club Selections: 

January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

February 2017, The Mothers by Brit Bennett

March 2017, The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich


 

Previous 2016 Book Club Selections:

January 2016, The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart

February 2016, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

March 2016, My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

April, 2016, The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman (a graphic novel)

May 2016, The Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

June 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 1

June 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 2

July & August, 2016, Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

September 2016, HOWL by Allen Ginsberg

October 2016, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

November 2016, The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

December 2016 and January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Hanagihara


 

Past Years’ Book Club Selections:

January 2013 Book choice: Red Tent by Anita Diamant

February: 2013 Book choice: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

March 2013 Book choice: Further Tales of the City by Amisteam Maupin

April 2013 Book Choice: Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

May 2013 Book Choice: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

June 2013  Book Choice: Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

July 2013 Book Choice: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

August 2013 Book Choice: Every Woman’s Dream by Leslea Newman

September 2013 Book Choice: Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer

October 2013  Book Choice: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

November 2013 Book Choice: We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for Inner Light in a Time of Darkness by Alice Walker

December 2013 Book Choice: I, Tina: My Own Story by Tina Turner

January 2014 Book Choice: Family Affair by Saxon Bennett

February 2014 Book Choice: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

April 2014 Book Choice: And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts

May 20, 2014: The Brothers Bishop  by Bart Yates

June 17, 2014: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

July  15, 2014: Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

August 2014 Book Selection:  Are You My Mother by Allison Bechdel

September 2014 Book Selection:  Annabel by Kathleen Winter

January 2015:  Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

March 2015:  Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker

April 2015:  Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story by Steve Wilson and Joe Florenski

May 2015:  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

June 2015:  Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

July 2015:  Summer Recess – No Book Selection for July

August 2015:  A Collection of Poems by Langston Hughes

September 2015: So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood: A Memoir by Jon Cryer

October and November 2015: Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star by Tab Hunter and Eddie Muller

December 2015:  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


 

LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

WHEN
August 15, 2017 at 8pm - 11pm
WHERE
The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
252 Bryant Ave
White Plains, NY 10605
United States
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