Adult Book Club Discussion: "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the book "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal."

So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

 

Copies of the book are available at the Library.  Please contact the Library for meeting location.


What:  Adult Book Club
When:  Tuesday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Varies (please contact the Library for location)


East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2022 


January: Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce

February:  Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
 
March:  Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

April:   The Guest List by Lucy Foley

May:    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

June:   Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

July:  Shoulder Season by Christina Clancy

August: The Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George

September:  The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

October:  The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
 
November:  Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast

December:  Keeper of Lost Things - Ruth Hogan