All of our members live in Chicago, hailing from Ukrainian Village, Lincoln Park, Logan Square and Uptown. We miss our frequent sojourns to the Southwest Side, which ended after two of our founding members moved to Minneapolis.
Our meetings usually begin with appetizers and dinner prepared by the host. We then spend about two hours discussing that month's book.
What we read:
Our book selections are made on a rotating schedule, as equity is one of That's What She Read's many, many virtues.
Some of our favorite books have been "Ghostwritten," by David Mitchell; "The Art of Fielding," by Chad Harbach; "The Lacuna," by Barbara Kingsolver; and "The Lazarus Project," by Aleksandar Hemon.
We really enjoyed "All the Living" by C.E. Morgan because it was well-written, evocative, deeply felt and compelling. The details of Aloma and Orren's Kentucky home were so richly imagined that most of us could envision living there.
We didn't like "Blood Kin" by Ceridwen Dovey. We felt it was a clever set-up that fell completely flat. It happened to be our first selection; thank goodness we persevered.
"Slow Fade" by Rudolph Wurlitzer