THE GLOSS

An olive branch to start a conversation

A global book club for women all over the world to connect online and in person. A unique and relaxed atmosphere for women to meet other like-minded women over a glass of wine and share a common passion.

Find your chapter →

BOOK OF THE MONTH

May 2022

Speak, Okinawa

Elizabeth Miki Brina

A "hauntingly beautiful memoir about family and identity" (NPR) and a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran--and her own, fraught cultural heritage.
Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet even though she felt almost no connection to her mother's distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers.

Read More →

THE GLOSS

Meet the author

Hang out with The Gloss Founder Erin Woodward, while she interviews this month's featured author

GET INVOLVED

The Gloss Membership

An olive branch to start a conversation.


The Gloss is so much more than a book club, we start the conversation around books – but it always leads to deeper more meaningful connection and provides the foundation for lifelong friendships. Join us and discover a wide variety of new books, new authors, new friends and enjoy a glass of wine all at the same time. We’re delighted to welcome you into The Gloss!

Learn More →

A WORLDWIDE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Find your chapter

THE GLOSS

Virtual Events

In these uncertain times it's more important than ever to connect
- want to meet and chat about the book? - so let's do it online!

TESTIMONIALS

What our members are saying...

THE GLOSS

From the blog

Reviews, Articles, Press & News

We know your reading list doesn’t end with The Gloss book of the month; that’s why we have Gloss community members reading, reviewing, and recommending your next great book! Plus, we highlight our favorite authors with interviews, behind-the-story, and exclusive excerpts.

Book Reviews → News & Blog →

FOLLOW THE GLOSS ON

Instagram

@theglossbookclub