A book club featuring literature by women
Please join us for the inaugural meeting of the Better Half Book Club, where we’ll discuss Fay Weldon’s novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil.
Ruth is an unattractive housewife trapped in an inert marriage to her husband, Bobbo. When Bobbo leaves Ruth for another woman—a glamorous and wealthy romance writer named Mary Fisher—Ruth enacts a scheme of vengeance. Her obsessive jealousy is captured in Weldon’s delightfully stylized and highly tempered prose.
An hour-long discussion will be accompanied by light snacks and refreshments. Men, women, and those who identify as neither are all welcome at the Better Half Book Club.
Copies of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration is not required.