The Kveller Book Club had its first “meeting” last week, where we talked about
The Little Bride
, chatted with author Anna Solomon over Twitter, and overall had a great time! Thanks to all who joined in, and to all who missed this one but want to get involved next month… here’s your chance!
Our next book club book will be The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller. Here’s what the jacket copy has to say:
Storied, fiercely competitive Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code; its reputation has been unsullied for decades. Now a long-dormant secret society, Prisom’s Party, threatens its placid halls with vigilante justice, exposing students and teachers alike for even the most minor infraction.
Iris Dupont, a budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, feels sure she can break into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there uncover the source of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. Some involve the school’s new science teacher, who also seems to be investigating the Party. Others point to an albino student who left school abruptly ten years before, never to return. And everything connects to a rare book called Marvelous Species. But the truth comes with its own dangers, and Iris is torn between her allegiances, her reporter’s instinct, and her own troubled past.
If you need some more convincing, here’s an amazing book trailer in which seemingly every journalist, writer, and notable person makes an appearance:
Like last time, we’ll “meet” on the second Wednesday of the month, which will be September 12th. On that day, you’ll find a discusison here on the blog among our contributing editors, and then shortly after that we’ll have a Twitter chat with Jennifer Miller.
But wait, there’s more!
We have one copy of Gadfly to giveaway to a lucky book club participant. To enter, just leave a comment below, and we’ll choose a random winner this Friday, August 17th.