Place: Magnet, 4122 18th Street, San Francisco
March Book Club selection, Lake Overturn, is available at A Different Light for 10% off when you mention Magnet book club!
Gay bookseller A Different Light (489 Castro Street) has joined with men’s health center Magnet (4122 18th Street) to lead a monthly book club for gay men. The book club started last year as an event for Magnet volunteers, but the group now opens to the general public.
According to A Different Light event coordinator Oscar Raymundo, “The club is a great social outlet for those residents in the Castro who’d like to meet new people in a more sophisticated atmosphere than, say, a nightclub or bar, and discuss great, big ideas with other like-minded men.”
And he added, “We welcome everyone - gay, straight, male, female - but we are currently focusing on fiction and memoirs that appeal to a gay male perspective.”
The book club meets the last Tuesday of each month (January 25) at 7:30 p.m. at Magnet. All book club selections are available at A Different Light for a 10 percent discount for club members.
Lake Overturn: A Novel by Vestal Mcintyre
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1 edition (June 29, 2010)
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Eula, Idaho, has never seen a battle, an earthquake, or a Democrat in City Hall. Yet life here is anything but simple.
Lina's angry son JesÚs has recently returned to the trailer park after living with wealthy white foster parents. Her younger son Enrique and his best friend, Gene—who lives in a neighboring trailer with his very Christian mother, Connie—are misfits who cling to their studies in the face of schoolyard cruelties. Determined to win the statewide science fair, Enrique and Gene devise an experiment involving "lake overturn," a phenomenon in which deadly gases erupt from a lake's depths. In their endeavor to discover if Eula could suffer from such an event, the boys come into contact with an odd assortment of locals—including a frail-hearted school principal with grand ambitions, a lonely lawyer who finds new love as his wife is dying, and a woman who decides to escape a life of exploitation and addiction by becoming a surrogate mother.
With sweeping perspective and a Victorian wealth of character, Lake Overturn exposes small-town America in all its beauty and treachery, sunshine and secrets.