Women and Men Group Read!

I’m excited to announce that I will be co-hosting a group read of Joseph McElroy’s magnum opus Women and Men on Jan 22nd. So far about 15 people have signed up. It will involve Goodreads group discussions and only occasional Zoom meetings for real-time conversation (not everyone is expected to attend the Zoom meetings).

If you’d like to join, please add me and send me a message on Goodreads here.

If you need a copy, Dzanc is selling a reasonably-priced paperback on their website here. You can also preorder the hardcover collector’s edition here, which will be published in early March.

For those curious about the reading schedule, this is what I came up with:

The reading schedule is an estimate of progress so that we can try to keep at around the same pace. However, life can get in the way sometimes. All we ask is that you do your best so everyone can get the most out of this community reading experience. Even if someone is a week behind, for instance, we can still engage with your thoughts as you make progress at your own pace. Good luck and happy reading!

Dzanc paperback reading schedule (with stopping points for those with another edition):
Jan 22-28, Week 1 (1-162)
Jan 29-Feb 4, Week 2 (163-291) “dividing the unknown between us”
Feb 5-11, Week 3 (292-432) “Meanwhile, beyond the resumed Bases game where Braddie soon got tagged out…”
Feb 12-18, Week 4 (433-576) “Between Histories: Breathers Thick and Fast”
Feb 19–25, Week 5 (577-733) “the message for what it was worth”
Feb 26-Mar 4, Week 6 (734-858) “The Hermit-Inventor of New York, The Anasazi Healer, and the Unknown Aborter”
Mar 5-11, Week 7 (856-992) “daughter of the revolution”
Mar 12-18, Week 8 (993-1,142) “news”
Mar 19-25, Week 9 (1,143-1,293)

Start the year off right with a hot cup of Joe!

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