Monday, March 1, 2010

March's Group Read is...



Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides...





Back Cover: Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family, who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of 1967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret, and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction. Lyrical and thrilling, Middlesex is an exhilarating reinvention of the American epic.

I can't wait to read and discuss this one! I got it for Christmas in 2008 and never got around to reading it. I have an never-ending TBR pile.. :)

3 comments:

Sam said...

I've heard this book is really good! I would participate if I wasn't in the middle of reading a couple books already and I can't dedicate a lot of time to reading :( I will definitely read your discussions though to hear what everyone has to say about the book!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Ohh, I read this in January! I'll still participate in the discussion. :)

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. It's long, but worth it.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I almost bought it at the airport - can't wait to check this book out. Sounds like a great book & has been on my TBR list for a LONG time!