This weekend is the 15th Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. Stop by the shop Saturday and Sunday to celebrate with 10% OFF EVERYTHING at Unabridged Bookstore! While you’re here, check out our featured table full of signed books! We’ve got autographed copies of these recent favorites and more!
Tell me, he said, what is this thing about time? Why is it better to be late than early? People are always saying, we must wait, we must wait. What are they waiting for? . Here’s your reminder book clubbers: we meet to discuss James Baldwin’s GIOVANNI’S ROOM this Monday (9.16) at 7 pm! If you haven’t started, what are you waiting for? . Our friends from @lurieadolescentmed will also be on hand that evening for free and confidential HIV screening. Get screened and know your status!
Happy pub day to Colette Fellous's THIS TILTING WORLD, this month's book club selection for the #litsyndicate! We'll discuss this shimmering memoir on Monday, October 7th at 7PM. Join us! ✨ ABOUT THE BOOK: Colette Fellous writes as a witness, a citizen, an exile, a detective, a daughter, an explorer, a lover. Moving in memory back and fourth between Tunisia and France, between childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, she makes everything seem part of an urgent now. - Michèle Roberts
Who gets to tell the story? In the legend of the Iliad and the Trojan War, the victors (the men) tell the story, they drive the narrative, but in Pat Barker’s masterfull retelling, THE SILENCE OF THE GIRLS, the story is told by Briseis, a woman, Achilles’s (then Agamemnon’s) concubine. All of Homer’s “heroes” are here—Odysseus, Achilles, Patroclus, Agamemnon, Ajax, and Nestor, as well as Priam, Hector, and Paris on the Trojan side—but their stories are now seen and told through the eyes of a woman. Through Briseis we see the heavy price women have had to pay for male violence and vainglory, the true horror of war’s atrocities, the sexual enslavement of women, all in the name of “male” honor, courage, everlasting glory. Profound and imaginative, for fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe and Song of Achilles, it’s our Book of the Week: THE SILENCE OF THE GIRLS by Pat Barker!