CHOP SUEY BOOKS BOOK CLUB
Each month we meet to discuss a book chosen by our booksellers.The selection is eclectic and guaranteed to facilitate lively conversation. Stop by the store to pick up your book club copy and receive a 10% discount.
APRIL BOOK SELECTION
Flowers of the Killer Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Babes of Carytown (3166 W. Cary St.)
Meeting date & time: Wednesday, May 30th @ 7:00pm
About the book: Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Hans Fallada Prize, The End of Days,by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five “books,” each leading to a different death of the same unnamed female protagonist. How could it all have gone differently?―the narrator asks in the intermezzos. The first chapter begins with the death of a baby in the early twentieth-century Hapsburg Empire. In the next chapter, the same girl grows up in Vienna after World War I, but a pact she makes with a young man leads to a second death. In the next scenario, she survives adolescence and moves to Russia with her husband. Both are dedicated Communists, yet our heroine ends up in a labor camp. But her fate does not end there….
A novel of incredible breadth and amazing concision, The End of Days offers a unique overview of the twentieth century.
UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS:
May: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
June: Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock
Past book club books:
Black Wave by Michelle Tea
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Richmond's Unhealed History by Benjamin Campbell
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi