Queer Tales Book Club: The Chosen and the Beautiful

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Join us online for Queer Tales Book Club where we chat about books that are by and/or about LGBTQ+ people (either this one or bring your own to share).

We hang out on the last Sunday of the month at 4pm. Register here for the Zoom meeting.

This month's book is The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo. Get it from TADL or MeLCat!


book cover for The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

Summary via The StoryGraph:


Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society--she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She's also queer, Asian, adopted, and treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her.

But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how.

Nghi Vo's debut novel The Chosen and the Beautiful reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice.


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