Welcome!      

The Seattle Gay and Lesbian Book Club meets at SASG on Capital Hill
(previously Dunshee House) every Wednesday, 6-7:15pm.

We read one book each month and discuss that book all month.
Some members come every Wednesday; some join us once or twice a month.

For busy people, four opportunities means not having to worry about missing out! And spreading the discussion over a month allows us to approach  topical questions in depth, for readers to dive back into the text and explore thoughts different from their own.

TWO BOOKS FOR DECEMBER!

Sea Baby by Michelle Pennington &

The Golden Handcuffs by Nick DiMartino

IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE NO MEETING OF THE BOOK CLUB ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING. Donít come. I wonít be there. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love!

Weíre going to do something a little different in December.

On Wednesday, December 3 our member Michelle Pennington will be with us

to discuss her new book of poetry, Sea Baby. Some of the poems are gay in focus. Letís give Michelle some feedback and support from her home team! If you didnít pick up a copy from Michelle at our November 19th meeting, get in touch with me and Iíll connect you with Michelle. 

Then, Dec 10 and 17, weíll talk about by latest novel, The Golden Handcuffs. Itís a 25 year relationship between a gay man and a straight man. Iíve written it six times, and itís time to see how it reads. I think itís my best work, funny and tragic, and Iím eager to share it with you.

Itís a $17 paperback and is available at the U Bookstore. Youíre my first readers. Come talk to me about it.
Do you care about these characters? What do you think of their choices? Iíd love your feedback!
Bring your questions.

Weíll only have two meetings, Dec 10 and 17, and then after that itís holidays.

See you December 3!

Nick

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List of previous books

Come join us any Wednesday, 6-7:15pm at

SASG
303 17th Avenue East
Seattle 98112

(on Capitol Hill, near Group Health Hospital)

SASG phone: (206) 322-2437

Feel free to just show up, whether youíve finished the book or not.

For more information, contact Nick at
seattlegaybookclub@comcast.net.

Read the SGN interview with Nick about the club

Read all about SASG, our hosts

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Previous books

2009

Breakfast with Scot Michael Downing

Orange Are Not the Only Fruit Jeanette Winterson

I Am Not Myself These Days John Kilmer-Purcell

The City and the Pillar Gore Vidal

The Price of Salt Patricia Highsmith

Fun Home Alison Bechdel

Queer William Burroughs

A Fairly Honourable Defeat Iris Murdoch

The Thiefís Journal Jean Genet

Wild Dogs Helen Humphreys

The Gifts of the Body Rebecca Brown

Death in Venice Thomas Mann

2010

The Immoralist Andre Gide

A Single Man Christopher Isherwood

The Pure and the Impure Colette

The Last of the Wine Mary Renault

Satyricon Petronius

Maurice E. M. Forster

Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

Dog Years Mark Doty

Portrait of the Addict as a Young Man Bill Clegg

Confessions of a Mask Yukio Mishima

Stuck Rubber Baby Howard Cruse

My Father and Myself J. R. Ackerley

2011

Hindoo Holiday J. R. Ackerley

The Line of Beauty Alan Hollinghurst

Dry Augusten Burroughs

We Think the World of You J. R. Ackerley

Just Kids Patti Smith

The Counterfeiters Andre Gide

Union Atlantic Adam Haslett

Teleny and Camille Jon Macy, adapted from Oscar Wilde and His Circle

Moffie Andre Carl van der Merwe

The Ladies Doris Grumbach

2012

The Strangerís Child Alan Hollinghurst

We the Animals Justin Torres

Jack Holmes and His Friend Edmund White

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Jeanette Winterson

Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel

The Swimming-pool Library Alan Hollinghurst

Mars Vs. Maple School Nick DiMartino

Goodbye to Berlin Christopher Isherwood

Christopher and His Kind Christopher Isherwood

The Picture of Dorian Gray (uncensored) Oscar Wilde

Mr. Fortuneís Maggot Sylvia Townsend Warner

Changes: In A Little Gay Bar Nick DiMartino

2013

Becoming A Man Paul Monette

Borrowed Time Paul Monette

Heavenís Coast Mark Doty

The Gallery John Horne Burns

Stories for Boys Gregory Martin

Money Boy Paul Yee

The End of San Francisco Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore &
Toast Nigel Slater

The Story of the Night Colm Toibin

The Dream of the Celt Mario Vargas Llosa

Rough Music Richard Gale

The Two Hotel Francforts David Leavitt

The Devil in Love Nick DiMartino

2014

Fairyland Alysia Abbott

Vainglory Ronald Firbank

Our Lady of the Flowers Jean Genet

Tell the Wolves Iím Home Carol Rifka Brunt

The Normal Heart Larry Kramer

Firefly Noel Coward

Young Torless Robert Musil

The Poetry of C.P. Cavafy

Arctic Summer Damon Galgut

The Life to Come E.M. Forster

Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov

Sea Baby Michelle Pennington &
The Golden Handcuffs Nick DiMartino

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