Come to the next WNBA Charlotte “Great Group Reads” Book Club meeting — Tuesday, February 3, 7 PM

We have a terrific book club in our chapter! 

As our reading guide, we’re taking the list of 2014 Great Group Reads titles recommended for book clubs during WNBA’s National Reading Group Month.

Our book for our February 3 meeting is….

World of Rae English 9781937854393THE WORLD OF RAE ENGLISH 
by Lucy Rosenthal 
(Black Lawrence Press)

 The World of Rae English is a rare novel of wry eloquence. Its remarkable sentences delineate a fifties and sixties world full of disguises, and we watch its heroine blunder through the task of unmasking those around her, past and present. A wonderful book.”–Joan Silber

“Lucy Rosenthal writes with the mirth and bite of the great Peter De Vries. I am amazed at how much fun she seems to be having while she fillets the pretentious and punctures the self-inflated. The smart reader will know enough to get out of her line of fire.”–Billy Collins

Rae English, a smart and witty young woman, is drawn to secretive men. It is the still straitlaced early sixties, the era of “Mad Men” where women are expected to be married and pretty. After a divorce from a disgraced politician, Rae relocates to Iowa City, hoping to find or conceal herself as a writer and to rediscover love.

Lucy Rosenthal is the author of the novel The Ticket Out. The recipient of a Pulitzer Fellowship in Critical Writing, she has edited the anthologies Great American Love StoriesThe World Treasury of Love Stories, and The Eloquent Short Story: Varieties of Narration. She is on the writing faculty of Sarah Lawrence College and has also taught in the creative writing programs of Columbia and New York University. She lives in New York City.


Our meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, at the Panera on Fairview near SouthPark – see dates below. We have chosen books to take us through to next October when there will be a new Great Group Reads list released. If you have questions about our Book Club, please contact Kristen Knox at .


These are the books we’re reading in 2014-2015:

November 4 – THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster, 978-1476729091) 
December 2 – THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT by Patry Francis (Harper Perennial, 978-0062281302)
January 6 — AN UNTAMED STATE by Roxane Gay (Black Cat, 978-0802122513) 
February 3 – THE WORLD OF RAE ENGLISH by Lucy Rosenthal (Black Lawrence Press, 978-1937854393)
March 3 – MARCHING TO ZION by Mary Glickman (Open Road Media, 978-1480435629) 
April 7 — CHILDREN OF THE JACARANDA TREE by Sahar Delijani (Atria Books, 978-1476709109) 
May 5 — THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin Books, 978-1616203214) 
June 2 — THE PROMISE by Ann Weisgarber (Skyhorse Publishing, 978-1629142364) 
July 7 — ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, 978-1476746586) 
August 4 — EUPHORIA by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press, 978-0802122551) 
September 1 — EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press, 978-1594205712) 
October 6 — WHAT IS VISIBLE by Kimberly Elkins (Twelve, 978-1455528967) 
For more information, please go to our Book Club page

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