AM Book Club
Thursday, April 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
The AM Book Club is a great opportunity to talk about what you’ve read, learn something new, discover more great books, and meet new friends. Join us this month as we discuss The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis.
From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home-a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics. A Red scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for Communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine's Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom.
Pick up a copy at our customer service desk, or give us a call at 414 847-2670 and we would be happy to put one on hold for you. We will be meeting virtually via ZOOM. Our meeting ID is 352 962 0092. You can click HERE or call 1 312 626-6799 to join us!