First Wednesday of the month
OUR LAST BOOK UNTIL THE FALL SEASON!
JUNE 2, 2021 | 6:00–7:30pm
BOOK OF THE MONTH: OF WOMEN AND SALT
A daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born
In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.
From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals–personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others–that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.
SMALL PLATE & COCKTAIL SPECIALS
Eat, drink, and socialize safely during our monthly fireside book club. Enjoy In the Mix food & drink specials from SAX Lounge while catching up with old friends & new over a lively discussion.
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR PRIOR REEDS’ READS BOOKS:
Eternal Lisa Scottoline
We Begin at the End Chris Whitaker
The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett
How to Walk Away Katherine Center
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
Educated Tara Westover
Lost Roses Martha Hall Kelly
First, read: Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
Normal People Sally Rooney