Bitches Book Club Book Switch!

I had picked The Vegetarian to read this month and, once I finished reading it, I was going to send my copy down to Claire. Well, I’m two thirds of the way through it now(and it’s super interesting) but I get the feeling Claire really wouldn’t enjoy it. SO, instead of torture her, I figured I’d just pick a different book for the Bitches Book Club (and do my own review of The Vegetarian later) and hopefully it’s more appealing to her, but there’s no guarantee because neither of us has read any of the book club books before picking it hah! The new book is:

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Quicksand by Nella Larsen

Helga’s mother is white, and her father is black — and absent. Ostracized throughout her lonely childhood for her dark skin, Helga spends her adult life seeking acceptance. Everywhere she goes — the American South, Harlem, even Denmark–she feels oppressed. Socially, economically, and psychologically, Helga struggles against the “quicksand” of classism, racism, and sexism.
One of the most acclaimed and influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen published her powerful first novel in 1928. Quicksand features intriguing autobiographical parallels with Larsen’s own life, in addition to reflecting many aspects of African-American culture of the 1920s. Alice Walker praised it and Passing (Larsen’s second novel, also available in a Dover edition) as “novels I will never forget. They open up a whole world of experience and struggle that seemed to me, when I first read them years ago, absolutely absorbing, fascinating, and indispensable.”

It’s still quite a small book at 125 pages, and it’s cheap and easy to find (there won’t be any more book changes this month), so please feel free to join us for the read! 🙂

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  1. Pingback: Claire x Nikki Review June 2016 | Bitches With Books

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