Join us for our next USO Colorado Virtual Book Club Series. The book we’ve selected is Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, a synopsis and details about the book are copied below.
The details below are for the series running June 7th - June 28th, 2022. Details for the series beginning July 26th will be posted by July 11th.
This program is open to any currently serving military service members as well as their spouses and partners – active duty, national guard, reservists, and coalition/allied forces are all welcome.
How to Participate:
Complete the Registration for the Program here.
Our book club reads each book together in sections that we discuss each week. We’ve divided the book into three sections. Each week, we’ll read a pre-determined segment and come together for 30-45 minutes to discuss our thoughts on what we’ve read, what questions we have, what we hope to see happen and more. Please plan to attend all four of the meetings in the series.
Next Series Meeting Dates: (Please plan to attend all 4 meetings)
- June 7th, 2022, 7:30pm
- June 14th, 2022, 7:30pm
- June 21st, 2022, 7:30pm
- June 28th, 2022, 7:30pm
After registering, before the first meeting you’ll receive Zoom login details. Join us as we get to know one another at our first meeting. After attending the first meeting, participants will receive their link to redeem on Kindle, and/or physical copies of the the book depending on their choice in the registration process. We will also provide the reading schedule and any additional relevant information.
Get Your Book
The USO will provide a Kindle version of the book or a physical copy of the book to everyone who attends our first meeting.
All ebooks will be sent via email with a unique, free single-use link to download onto any device, including a phone, ipad/table, computer or Kindle. Instructions will be included with the link. All physical books will be ordered and shipped directly to the address you provide in your registration. Join in Our Discussions
We’ll divide the book into sections to discuss at each meeting. (The following three Tuesday evenings after the initial meeting) During those meetings, we’ll discuss what’s happening in the story, catch up with one another, and touch on other related topics.
Additional details for this session’s reading will be provided after the first meeting. Understanding that shipping physical copies may cut into reading time, the first section of reading will intentionally be shorter than the others.
About the Book - Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century. Also a Netflix original miniseries.
It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress.
Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?
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