Auckland’s July Book Club

Auckland’s July Book Club

New Member Induction will start at 6:30 PM. This is an opportunity for any new members to meet the host and get the lay of the land before the regular members join. We’re always welcoming new members (almost every month) so please don’t be shy – you’re so welcome to join us and this time is just for you!

About the book

The Guncle  by Steven Rowley

Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is honestly a bit out of his league.”

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting—even if temporary—isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you’re unfailingly human.

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Book Event

Auckland’s July Book Club

July 25th at 7 PM at The Good Home, 37 Normandy Road, Mount Eden, Auckland

Available Tickets: 100
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Date

Jul 25 2022

Time

July 25th at 7 PM
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Good Home Mt Eden

Location

The Good Home Mt Eden
The Good Home, 37 Normanby Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024

Organizer

Rajshri Roy
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