#ReadWomen Book Discussion Group In-Person
Join us for the book club that exclusively reads female authors. The book selection for May is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It will available to pick up at the Gates Public Library or you can try and get the title through our Overdrive system as an e-book or audiobook.In 2014 Joanna Walsh, author and journalist, founded #ReadWomen to promote and support books written by women. Any genre. Any length. Any kind. We hope to keep up the momentum. Registration with a valid email address is required. This is an in-person event. Book Summary from Amazon: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
- Thursday, May 26, 2022
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Gates - Community Space A + B
- Gates Public Library