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.

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AUGUST BOOK SELECTION

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

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Meeting location:
Babes of Carytown (3166 W. Cary St.)
Meeting date & time: Wednesday, September 26th @ 7:00pm

About the Book:  When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.

 

When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas.

UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS:

July: Sinister Wisdom edited by Julie Enszer

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
The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock
Sinister Wisdom #109 featuring Mary Dean Carter, Beth Marschak & Mary Gay Hutcherson
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell