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Date/Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 19:00


All AWCH members are cordially invited to join the Book Club on Wednesday, June 19!

For our June meeting, we have chosen the New York Times best seller: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai.


Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers "is a page turner… among the first novels to chronicle the AIDS epidemic from its initial outbreak to the present—among the first to convey the terrors and tragedies of the epidemic’s early years as well as its course and repercussions…An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis.”—Michael Cunningham in The New York Times Book Review

"Busily Dickensian, her prose a relentless engine mowing back and forth across decades… missing no chance to remind us what’s at stake… Warmly dimmensional… Compulsively readable.”—The San Francisco Chronicle 

“Symphonic… The Great Believers soars… magnificent… Makkai has full command of her multi-generational perspective, and by its end, The Great Believers offers a grand fusion of the past and the present, the public and the personal. It’s remarkably alive despite all the loss it encompasses. And it’s right on target in addressing how the things that the world throws us feel gratuitously out of step with the lives we think we’re leading.”—The Chicago Tribune

“Two distinct narratives intertwine ingeniously...The stories meet up to heartbreaking effect.” — New York Magazine 

We hope you will join us for the discussion of this sensational book.


Kindle and hardback versions are available. 
For your planning, we have already selected our books for the upcoming months.
August: Becoming by Michelle Obama
September: The Overstory by Richard Powers
October: The Handmaid‘s Tale Sequel by Margaret Atwood


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