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September Book Club: Bright Burning Things

  • 15 Sep 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • TBA
  • 5


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Announcing FAN's September Book Club!

The September Book Club will be Thursday, September 15th at 7:30 and we're looking for 2 hosts (please email if you're interested in hosting). 

This month we're reading Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding. Book club is always open to new members and we're excited to get back together after taking the summer off!

***Note: Outdoors should be lovely this time of year, but we'll email everyone in the few days before if the weather looks bad to gauge comfort level with pivoting to indoors. 

A rising international literary star makes her American debut with this visceral, tender, and brave portrait of addiction, recovery, and motherhood, as harrowing and intense as Shuggie Bain.

Sonya used to perform on stage. She used to attend glamorous parties, date handsome men, ride in fast cars. But somewhere along the way, the stage lights Sonya lived for dimmed for good. In their absence, came darkness—blackouts, empty cupboards, hazy nights she can't remember.

What keeps Sonya from losing herself completely is Tommy, her son. But her immense love for Tommy is in fierce conflict with her immense love of the bottle. Addiction amplifies her fear of losing her child; every maternal misstep compels her to drink. Tommy’s precious life is in her shaky hands. 

Eventually Sonya is forced to make a choice. Give up drinking or lose Tommy—forever.

Bright Burning Things is an emotional tour-de-force—a devastating, nuanced, and ultimately hopeful look at an addict’s journey towards rehabilitation and redemption.

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