Queer Book Club: “All My Mother’s Lovers” at Bloomfield Public Library in Bloomfield
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – 6:30PM 8:00PM
Bloomfield Public Library wanted to give everyone a heads up that the Queer Book Club will be on the second Tuesday of each month starting in March.
We’ll be reading “All My Mother’s Lovers” by Ilana Masad and copies can be requested at the library. We’ll determine if it will be in person or on Zoom closer to the event date, but if anyone can only come for one or the other please let us know and we’ll take that into consideration.
About “All My Mother’s Lovers”
Intimacy has always eluded twenty-seven-year-old Maggie Krause—despite being brought up by married parents, models of domestic bliss—until, that is, Lucia came into her life. But when Maggie’s mom, Iris, dies in a car crash, Maggie returns home only to discover a withdrawn dad, an angry brother, and, along with Iris’s will, five sealed envelopes, each addressed to a mysterious man she’s never heard of.
In an effort to run from her own grief and discover the truth about Iris—who made no secret of her discomfort with her daughter’s sexuality—Maggie embarks on a road trip, determined to hand-deliver the letters and find out what these men meant to her mother. Maggie quickly discovers Iris’s second, hidden life, which shatters everything Maggie thought she knew about her parents’ perfect relationship. What is she supposed to tell her father and brother? And how can she deal with her own relationship when her whole world is in freefall?
Told over the course of a funeral and shiva, and written with enormous wit and warmth, All My Mother’s Lovers is the exciting debut novel from fiction writer and book critic Ilana Masad. A unique meditation on the universality and particularity of family ties and grief, and a tender and biting portrait of sex, gender, and identity, All My Mother’s Lovers challenges us to question the nature of fulfilling relationships.
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