BOOK CLUB - AMERICAN WIFE

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Date: 
Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: 
Itaewon area (address given upon RSVP)
Cost: 
Free

In August we will be discussing ‘American Wife' by Curtis Sittenfeld. 

A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is suprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with--and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband's presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer.

The Book Club meets once a month on a Thursday evening (usually the 3rd Thursday of the month) in the home of one of the Book Club members. It is a relaxed and informal gathering and a great chance for those who enjoy reading to get together over a glass of wine and a light snack to chat about the book.

The Book Club is for BASS and ANZA members and new members are always welcome. If you would like to join the Book Club, please contact Clare or Suzi at

anzabass.bookclub@gmail.com