Nijmegen’s October Book Club

Nijmegen’s October Book Club

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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Oct 25 2022


October 25th at 7 PM
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Café Wunderkammer


Café Wunderkammer
Café Wunderkammer, Houtstraat 47, Nijmegen


Anne Smeets

1 Comment

  1. Suzanne says:

    Dear Anne,

    I would love to join your book club on the 25th in Nijmegen! I recently moved to Nijmegen and to meet new people and share thoughts about the book “the bohemians” sounds amazing.
    Unfortunatly I don’t have a creditcard so I can’t book a spot on this site. Is it possible for me to come to the cafe anyway on the 25th and pay the 5 euros in cash?
    Let me know about the possibilities and hope to see you soon.

    Kind regards,

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