📣Novel Thoughts Book Club📣
Presenting our October title—
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry.
Save the date for our zoom chat on Sunday, October 17th at 730pm EST!
Nostalgic for the 80s? Curious about Salem witchcraft? Fond of field hockey? Read on, witches!
🏑In the town of Danvers, Massachusetts, home of the original 1692 witch trials, the 1989 Danvers Falcons will do anything to make it to the state finals—even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers. Against a background of irresistible 1980s iconography, Quan Barry expertly weaves together the individual and collective progress of this enchanted team as they storm their way through an unforgettable season.
🏑Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza (whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all), the Falcons prove to be wily, original, and bold, flaunting society’s stale notions of femininity. Through the crucible of team sport and, more importantly, friendship, this comic tour de female force chronicles Barry’s glorious cast of characters as they charge past every obstacle on the path to finding their glorious true selves.
🏑 Want to read with us? Comment to make sure we get you the zoom link. @alanna_dreamingwithopeneyes and I can’t wait!