Just a reminder that the OutLoud Women’s Book Group will meet Sunday, January 10, at 3:00 pm to discuss The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue.
“Based on a scandalous divorce case that gripped England in 1864, The Sealed Letter blends fact and invention to create a riveting, provocative drama of friends, lovers, and divorce—Victorian style.
Miss Emily “Fido” Faithfull is a “woman of business” and a spinster pioneer in the British women’s movement, independent of mind but naively trusting of heart. Distracted from her cause by the sudden return of her once-dear friend, the unhappily wed Helen Codrington, Fido is swept up in the intimate details of Helen’s failing marriage to a stuffy admiral and her obsessive affair with a young army officer. What begins as a loyal effort to help a friend explodes into a courtroom drama that rivals the Clinton affair—complete with stained clothing, accusations of adultery, counterclaims of rape, and a mysterious sealed letter that could destroy more than one life.
The Sealed Letter is a page-turner of the most intelligent sort. Brought to life by Emma Donoghue’s vivid characterizations and matchless eye for detail, here is a story remarkably relevant to contemporary issues of infidelity, propriety, and the media.” (Book Jacket)
You don’t have to read the book to attend the meeting, but this is one book you won’t want to miss! We will also be making selections for the February through June meetings.
If you receive OutLoud’s emails, you may notice that the Men’s Book Group is also meeting on the same dates we are but they will be meeting at the OutCentral Cultural Center conference room, not the bookstore.