August book group pick: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

During the month of August, we’ll be reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Recently selected as an Oprah’s Book Club pick, this Puliltzer Prize winner and New York Times paperback bestseller about 14-year-old Calliope Stephanides and her discovery that she is a hermaphrodite is described on Amazon.com as “a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire.”

If you prefer your book discussions in person, please feel free to join us on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library. Otherwise, we’ll be reading and talking about Middlesex here on the blog all August long.

Copies of the book are available at the Main Library’s circulation desk.

More about the book:

First chapter

New York Times review

Salon.com review

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