Monthly at the Junction Kitchen & Provisions
4438 Spruill Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
What is it?
Private-event dinner and book club at the Junction Kitchen and Provisions.
A three-course meal inspired by the book accompanies a guided discussion.
When is it?
Third Tuesday of the Month
Reception and check-in at the bookmobile, parked outside the Junction.
Dinner & discussion
Tickets & Cost
Dinner is $40
Includes tax, tip, & fees. Does not include the price of the book. Tickets are required and can be purchased via Eventbrite.
Buy your book from us (print or digital) and redeem a complimentary glass of wine at the reception.
Attend six (6) meetings to get a mystery tote with a bottle of wine and book! (dealer's choice).
Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi
From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox , the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty-- the opposite of the life she' s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman.
A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she' d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy' s daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white. Among them, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold. Dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving , Boy, Snow, Bird is an astonishing and enchanting novel. With breathtaking feats of imagination, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of our time.
by Amy Bloom
An untraditional life and love story, this novel is inspired by the life of Lorena Hickok, and on her love affair and enduring friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Told from Lorena Hickok’s perspective, this novel is inspired by her life and by her relationship and long-term friendship with beloved Eleanor Roosevelt, the “First Lady of the World”. Hickok was the AP reporter who became “First Friend” and the love of Eleanor’s life. White Houses takes us behind the scenes in the Roosevelt White House, where Lorea lived, and follows Hickok’s life from childhood, and then in tandem with Eleanor’s, the ups and downs of being “First Friend,” through the death of FDR, and finally of Eleanor.
by Annalee Newitz
The highly anticipated science fiction debut from a well-connected science/SF journalist and founder of io9, exploring themes of technology and culture in an accessible style
Autonomous features a rakish pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. A notorious anti-patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood-style heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack’s latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America. The drug compels people to become addicted to their work.
On Jack’s trail are an unlikely pair: an emotionally shut-down military agent and his partner, Paladin, a military robot, who fall in love against all expectations. Autonomous alternates between the activities of Jack and her co-conspirators, and Joe and Paladin, as they all race to stop a bizarre drug epidemic that is tearing apart lives, causing trains to crash, and flooding New York City.
The characters in Autonomous are dealing with a fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?
by Maria Hummel
A young editor at a Los Angeles art museum finds herself pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her exhibition
Kim Lord is an avant garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition Still Lives is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered women—the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others—and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women.
As the city’s richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museum’s opening night, all of the staff, including editor Maggie Richter, hope the event will be enough to save the historic institution’s flailing finances.
Except Kim Lord never shows up to her own gala.
Fear mounts as the hours and days drag on and Lord remains missing. Suspicion falls upon the up-and-coming gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, who happens to be Maggie’s ex. A rogue’s gallery of eccentric art world figures could also have motive for the act, and as Maggie gets drawn into her own investigation of Lord’s disappearance, she’ll come to suspect all of those closest to her.
Homesick for Another World
by Ottessa Moshfegh
An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time.
Homesick for Another World is a master class in the the human condition.There’s something unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh’s stories, something dangerous, yet delightful and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are unsteady on their feet; they yearn for connection and betterment, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses. Part of the unique quality of Moshfegh’s voice is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion.
The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We’re in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.
A full refund is available up until one week prior to the meeting. Tickets are available for purchase one month prior to the date on Eventbrite.
Parking is available in the Junction Kitchen Parking Lot and the parking lot at Ink Meets Paper (across the street at 4411 Spruill Ave. )
The kitchen offers a Vegan and Vegetarian option to accommodate dietary restrictions and intolerances. If you have a life-threatening allergy that the restaurant needs to be a aware of, email email@example.com at least one week prior to the meeting date.
If you do not wish to be served the wine pairings during the dinner or are not 21 years of age, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . The Junction priced this dinner to include the wine below their cost, so the price of the dinner will not change.
Be Frank with Me
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
All the Birds in the Sky
Church of Marvels
The Sunlit Night
You Will Know Me
The New World
Gather the Daughters
The Witches of New York
Little Fires Everywhere
Her Body and Other Parties
by Carmen Maria Machado
The Jane Austen Project
by Kathleen A. Flynn
by Akwaeke Emezi
by Cinelle Barnes
by Bethany C. Morrow
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