Our next LGBTQIA+ book group will be on Friday 3rd November 7:30pm
We’ll be chatting about Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malindo Lo
A story of love and duty set in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Red Scare.
“That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other.” And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun: “Have you ever heard of such a thing?”
Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club.
America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.
“How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world,
That has such people in it!”
Please contact us for any more info!
As always, this book group is free and open for anyone to attend. We look forward to seeing you.
Past books from our LGBTQIA+ book group: