Come talk books with us! This month’s read – as selected by the group during our last meet-up – is Book Club: Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison. As always, we’ll provide a variety of snacks to munch on during the meet-up. We’ll close out the meeting by voting on next month’s book, so have your suggestions ready!
If you’re unable to purchase and/or borrow the book, we’ll have a copy available to read in the Arts and Craft Library.
This is a free event. To join, just read the book and show up at 7pm on Sunday, 12/15. That’s all there is to it!
In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family’s homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess’s quest lands her in the employ of the territory’s violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah–dead or alive.
Wrestling with her brother’s outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right.
Told in Jess’s wholly original and unforgettable voice, Whiskey When We’re Dry is a stunning achievement, an epic as expansive as America itself–and a reckoning with the myths that are entwined with our history.