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Monday, March 7, 2011

BOOK CLUB: March Selection - LAKE OVERTURN by Vestal McIntyre

LAKE OVERTURN by Vestal McIntyre
Tuesday, March 29
7:30pm @ Magnet
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March Book Club selection, Lake Overturn, is available at A Different Light for 10% off when you mention Magnet book club!

“Reading Vestal McIntyre’s deliriously ambrosial novel is like entering reader’s heaven. Constantly surprising. . . . I loved it.” (Peter Cameron)

“Lake Overturn is a lovingly rendered portrait of small-town America. Vestal McIntyre knows his people intimately—how they speak, their manners and customs; but, most importantly, he knows their troubled hearts, and he plumbs the depths of those hearts with remarkable empathy and wisdom.” (Ron Rash)

“Every character in [Lake Overturn] is so real, complex, and interesting, the scope of the novel at once so wide and so deep, the themes and ideas so thoroughly embodied by the story, I felt as if I were reading a modern-day Middlemarch.” (Kate Christensen)

“Striking. . . . An author is lucky to bring one character so vividly to life: the gifted McIntyre...has done it for all of his. It may seem odd praise for a writer, but it’s among the highest: as you drink in this book, you barely notice the words.” (New York Times Book Review )

“A vast, intricate lattice of relationships, reminiscent of the novels of Richard Russo. . . . McIntyre is an honest enough artist that he [is] . . . capable of handling even the most noxious elements when he stirs his American backwater.” (Washington Post)

“[A] nicely handled exploration of the world’s effect on the tightly woven life of a small town driven by faith.” (Denver Post)

LAKE OVERTURN by Vestal McIntyre
Tuesday, March 29
7:30pm @ Magnet
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Friday, February 18, 2011

BOOK CLUB: February Selection - SALVATION ARMY by Abdellah Taia

SALVATION ARMY by Abdellah Taia
Tuesday, February 22
7:30pm @ Magnet
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If reading has the power to transport you to a different place, then a book club is a group adventure.

Join us on our journey to Morocco in February as we read and discuss SALVATION ARMY by Abdellah Taïa.

Grab your copy of the book club selection at A Different Light, mention Magnet and get 10% off! Then come discuss the book at Magnet (4122 18th Street) on February 22.

An “autobiographical novel” in the American avant-feminist tradition of Michelle Tea, SALVATION ARMY is a coming-of-age story that narrates Taïa’s life with complete disclosure — from a childhood bound by family order and latent (homo)sexual tensions in the poor city of Salé, through an adolescence in Tangier charged by the young writer’s attraction to his eldest brother, to his disappointing “arrival” in the Western world to study in Geneva.

Recently hailed by his native country’s press as “the first Moroccan to have the courage to publicly assert his difference," Taïa’s calmly transgressive work has “outed” him as “the only gay man” in a country whose theocratic law still codes homosexuality a crime.

SALVATION ARMY by Abdellah Taia
Tuesday, February 22
7:30pm @ Magnet