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.

OUR BOOK FOR SEPTEMBER

Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut

Those of you lucky folks who are discovering the glorious gay poetry of Cavafy this month will be especially thrilled to hear that next monthís novel features Cavafy as one of the characters in it! Iím talking about the splendid new novel about E. M. Forster called ARCTIC SUMMER. If E.M. Forster could have written an honest novel about his own frustrated life, he might have written Arctic Summer. Galgut has done the next best thing: he's created a wise, sensitive, sometimes hilarious novel in the Forster tradition of subtle observations and cultural clash. It's the brave, occasionally heartbreaking account of a man who dared to love across race and gender lines, a beautifully

crafted portrait of two civilizations colliding enhanced by Galgut's exhilarating insights into the life of one of the 20th century's greatest writers. This book brings E. M. Forster to life with all the pleasures of reading one of his novels. And check out that gorgeous cover! Hope to see you this month!

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
nickjdimartino@gmail.com.

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 and
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

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