Really Cool Women\'s Book Club

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shiltzs at Danda’s house on July 8th April 29, 2009

Filed under: Books — Susan @ 8:24 pm

milk1Product Description

Known as “The Mayor of Castro Street” even before he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Harvey Milk’s personal life, public career, and final assassination reflect the dramatic emergence of the gay community as a political power in America. It is a story full of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassinations at City Hall, massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice, and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope.

 

April 15th, 2009-It’s not you, It’s Biology by Joe Quirk at Bolitni’s (hosted by Marci)

Filed under: Past Meetings — Susan @ 8:15 pm

Cool Women in Attendance: 

Marci, Lori, Susan E, Susan C, Susie, Heidi, Ann

Menu: 

  • Pizza
  • Liquor
  • Gooey desert

Memorable Moments:

  • This was to be Susan C’s going away party but due to events she will be with us for the summer.  We are both happy (for us) and sad (for her)
  • Marci won her city council race!
  • All agreed that the book was fun but we didn’t spend much time on discussion
 

Nominated Books for April 2009 April 15, 2009

Filed under: Nominated Books — Susan @ 3:04 pm

A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz

Firefly Lane by Kristing Hannah

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melacci

Shelter Me by Juliette Day

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Lost Spy:  an American in Stalin’s Secret Service by Andrew Meier

The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Mayor of Castro Street:  The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shiltz

The Summer before the Dark by Doris Lessing

The Women:  A Novel by TC Boyle

Things I’ve Learned from the Women who Dumped Me by Ben Karlin

We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates