If you are looking for ways to meet people that doesn’t involve sports or going to bars, Boston’s Gay Men Book Club, which meets every month at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Newbury Street might be the perfect social outlet for you. This month the group is reading Quit the Race by Jonathan Strong, who teaches fiction-writing at Tufts University and lives in Rockport, MA with his partner, the short-story writer S. P. Elledge.
What: Boston Gay Men’s Book Club Meeting
When: Monday, February 26th at 7PM
Where: Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe at 338 Newbury Street
Quit the Race is the story of Joel, a musician and composer, and Sean, a social worker, whose long-term relationship is tested when they find themselves pulling in opposite directions as they enter the last chapter of their lives. Set in Strong’s home city of Chicago and rural Wisconsin, the novel is a love story after the love has been lived in and change is coming. Joel and Sean discover that they have different assumptions about domestic life.
This book can be purchased online at major resellers but you may also buy this in person or online at local bookstores. If you’re open to supporting local bookstores try one of these links, which will take you right to the book so you can make a quick purchase online if that is your preference.
Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street by Coolidge Corner
Harvard Bookstore 1256 Mass Ave in Harvard Square
Papercuts JP 5 Green Street, Jamaica Plain
Porter Square Bookstore 25 White Street in Porter Square
Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe 338 Newbury Street in Back Bay
The Boston Gay Men’s Book Club will meet at the Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe on Monday, February 26th at 7PM. The group welcomes everyone but does request people RSVP if they plan to attend. You can join the group and RSVP, here.