This will be a special author event for the Book Club. We will be reading If I Remember Him by Lou Ceci. Lou is a long time member of this book club and also of BayLands FrontRunners. Lou will be attending our session and can answer any questions – and talk about his experience writing/publishing/promoting his book. Lou is also the founder of Beautiful Dreamer Press that publishes wonderful gay fiction.
When we have author events we encourage our readers to buy the book in support of the author rather than trying to get from library. You can buy the book in Kindle or Soft Cover on Amazon. You can also increase the funds going to the author by buying the book at http://www.
We will be meeting via Zoom. All are welcome. Just read the book and come prepared to discuss.
For those of you who want to read ahead, our book for May will be A Son Called Gabriel by Damien McNicholl.
Description of the book from Amazon.com:
If I Remember Him is an LGBTQ historical novel set in the small town of Croy, Oklahoma, in the 1950s. The action is begins fifteen years earlier when a monstrous tornado all but wipes the town off the map. Lerner Phillip Alquist, the town’s wealthiest citizen, vows to build a library as a memorial to his wife, who died in the storm. Two wars and economic depression delay the construction, but by 1952 the structure is ready to be dedicated, its entrance adorned with a terra cotta sculpture commemorating the town’s history and featuring likenesses of many of its leading citizens. However, the town’s growing political and religious conservatism and Alquist’s own greed and bigotry threaten to undermine the project just as it nears completion. Will the library and its commemorative sculpture unite the town’s fractured communities, or cause them to shatter and erupt in violence?