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January Book of the Month: Middlesex

December 16, 2017

Next month’s bookclub read is intense and controversial and I’m loving it! Brought to you by the author of The Virgin Suicides, this month’s read, Middlesex is a coming of age story like no other.


“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license…records my first name simply as Cal.”

So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

Middlesex is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Get Middlesex today!

Reading starts January 2nd!

Reading Schedule:

January 3rd to 9th pages 3-125

January 10 to 16th pages 126-251

January 17th to 23rd pages 252-400

January 24 to 30th pages 401-513

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