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.
It’s been awhile but I’ve dusted off the cobwebs on the old guitar and plan to have tons of fun Saturday night at an old time coffeehouse to benefit Nashville’s gay community center Out Central. Jill Sissel & Liz Ficalora will be there and others perhaps too…If you haven’t visited Out Central this is the perfect time. Lots of people have put in a lot of work to make it a great welcoming space for everybody. Here’s the directions and a link for more info. Hope to see you there!
OutCentral is conveniently located at 1709 Church Street (between the Cafe at OutLoud! and Blu’s) in Nashville, Tennessee. Those travelling through the downtown area on I-65 should exit at Church Street. North-bound travellers should turn LEFT onto Church Street. South-bound travellers should turn RIGHT onto Church Street.
PARKING IS AVAILABLE on the street (pay before 6 p.m.) and behind OutCentral (free). After 5 p.m., visitors are also allowed to use the U.S. Post Office parking lot. DO NOT PARK in private lots, like the one located at 1717 Church Street. You will be towed 24/7. We are currently open only for Special Events and by Appointment.
Peace & Love,
The Women’s Book Group will meet Sunday, November 8, at 3:00 pm to discuss The Secret Keeping by Francine Saint Marie.
“Dr. Helaine Kristenson is the leading authority in the field of psychosexual relations and the best-selling author of the how-to bible, “Keeping Mr. Right.” Professionally, she deals with secrets of the heart everyday. Privately, she even has a few of her own to keep her busy. What’s so Top Secret? Her seven-year relationship with notorious super-model, Sharon Chambers…a one very hot union that lately has become something less than perfect.
Wandering unwittingly into the middle of their tangled web is disillusioned investment strategist, Lydia Beaumont, a sleeping beauty who’s just about to wake up.
Add to the resulting fray a dozen lawyers, a handful of corporate executives and a gaggle of overzealous reporters and you’ve got one highly public love triangle. And the more private a woman is, the more exposed she becomes.
THE SECRET KEEPING is a high stakes, fast paced romance, where the moral of the story is that money can indeed buy you love…if it’s invested wisely.” (Book Jacket)
This is the first book in a trilogy and OutLoud will be glad to order the second book, Fortune is a Woman and the third, The Stolen Kiss, for you. Sorry, but they will not be eligible for the book group discount.
Don’t forget, there will be no meeting in December.
Hope to see you at the meeting and, as usual, you don’t have to finish or even read the book to attend. But if you don’t read this one, you will miss out on of the most entertaining books of the year.
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There was a good size crowd assembled when Emily and I arrived downtown yesterday for the gay marriage rally. Guessing I’d say maybe 200+ people…I think there were quite a few straight allies too who came out to show their support for equality and outrage at the recent anti-gay legislation passed. After several speakers on bullhorns had their say the people stepped off the curb and hiked down toward lower broad street. The pictures here are as they walked back up the hill to the courthouse.
I have some video that will be coming soon. It’s done but uploading can be a pain with satellite. I went to bed last night sending it to youtube but it quit after 37%. I’ll try again this morning…