Burlington’s October Book Club

Burlington’s October 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 Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik

In this novel of the glittering and gritty Jazz Age, young aspiring photographer Dorothea Lange arrives in San Francisco in 1918. As a newcomer–and a naive one at that–Dorothea is grateful for the fast friendship of Caroline Lee, a vivacious, straight-talking Chinese American with a complicated past, who introduces Dorothea to Monkey Block, an artists’ colony and the bohemian heart of the city. Dazzled by Caroline and her friends, Dorothea is catapulted into a heady new world of freedom, art, and politics. She also finds herself falling in love with the brilliant but troubled painter Maynard Dixon. As she sheds her innocence, her purpose is awakened and she grows into the artist whose iconic Depression-era “Migrant Mother” photograph broke the hearts and opened the eyes of a nation.

A vivid and absorbing portrait of the past, The Bohemians captures a cast of unforgettable characters, including Frida Kahlo, Ansel Adams, and D. H. Lawrence. But moreover, it shows how the gift of friendship and the possibility of self-invention persist against the ferocious pull of history.

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Book Event

Burlington’s October Book Club

November 2nd at 7 PM at Turtle Jack's Appleby 1900 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON L7L 6A1

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Date

Nov 02 2022

Time

November 2nd at 7 PM
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Turtle Jack's Appleby

Location

Turtle Jack's Appleby
Turtle Jack's Appleby 1900 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON L7L 6A1
Category
Karina Kaushal

Organizer

Karina Kaushal

Other Hosts

Erin Woodward
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