Queer Book Club - Juliet Takes a Breath

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath
by Gabby Rivera

Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn't sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that's going to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. She's interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women's bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff.

Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle?

With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.

The Queer Book Club was founded who knows how many years ago by two Smith grads, new in town and hoping to meet women. Since then, we've met many smart queers of various genders, read heaps of books, laughed a lot, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  We read books by and/or about queers: classics, contemporary and genre fiction, graphic novels, non-fiction, memoirs, plays, and poetry.  We convene the third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.  After our discussion of the book chosen for the month, we adjourn to a local watering hole for socializing.  Join us, even if you didn't get around to reading the book--you never know who you might meet!

Contact queerbookclub@gmail.com or go to our Providence Queer Book Club Facebook page for more information.