Book Rack Book Club: March 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for our monthly book club! We meet online the second Sunday of each month at 5 pm to socialize and discuss what we've read. Club is open to ages teen and up.

March 2021's meeting will be on March 14th.  

Discord Link: https://discord.gg/NVxVTxU

March 2021 Book Club Selection is "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid.

A Best Book of the Year:
The Washington Post - Chicago Tribune NPR Vogue Elle - Real Simple InStyle Good Housekeeping - Parade - Slate - Vox - Kirkus Reviews Library Journal - BookPage

Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

A Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick

The most provocative page-turner of the year. --Entertainment Weekly

I urge you to read Such a Fun Age. --NPR

 

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

 

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.

With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone family, and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.

Event address: 
551 NE Midway Blvd. Suite 3
Oak Harbor, WA 98277-2606
Books: 
Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
Availability: In Stock Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019