Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Jennifer Clement's Gun Love, the searing, unforgettable story of a young girl's resilience by the award-winning author of Prayers for the Stolen.
Stop by Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe (or order online by clicking "add to cart" below) to get your copy of Gun Love
for 20% OFF
Then meet us and Arizona Republic
reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar to discuss the pick and enjoy HAPPY HOUR
prices all through the event.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Pearl's mother took her away from her family just weeks after she was born, and drove off to central Florida determined to begin a new life for herself and her daughter--in the parking lot next to a trailer park. Pearl grew up in the front seat of their '94 Mercury, while her mother lived in the back. Despite their hardships, mother and daughter both adjusted to life, making friends with the residents of the trailers and creating a deep connection to each other. All around them, Florida is populated with gun owners--those hunting alligators for sport, those who want to protect their families, and those who create a sense of danger.
Written in a gorgeous lyric all its own, Gun Love
is the story of a tough but optimistic young woman growing up in contemporary America, in the midst of its harrowing love affair with firearms.
WHAT IS FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB?
First Draft Book Club is the official book club of First Draft Book Bar
– the coffee, beer, and wine bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix. Every month, Arizona Republic
reporter Barbara VanDenburgh picks a hot new book and hosts a guided book club discussion.