Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 5:30pm

Join us for the next meeting of the Read With Pride Book Club with Mountain Pride! The book club will discuss "All This Could Be Different," an electrifying novel of a young immigrant building a life for herself--a warm, dazzling, and profound saga of queer love, friendship, work, and precarity in twenty-first century America. As with all our book clubs, everyone is welcome even if you haven't finished the book, there will be plenty to talk about, and plenty of snacks!

Graduating into the long maw of an American recession, Sneha is one of the fortunate ones. She's moved to Milwaukee for an entry-level corporate job that, grueling as it may be, is the key that unlocks every door: she can pick up the tab at dinner with her new friend Tig, get her college buddy Thom hired alongside her, and send money to her parents back in India. She begins dating women--soon developing a burning crush on Marina, a beguiling and beautiful dancer who always seems just out of reach.

But before long, trouble arrives. Painful secrets rear their heads; jobs go off the rails; evictions loom. Sneha struggles to be truly close and open with anybody, even as her friendships deepen, even as she throws herself headlong into a dizzying romance with Marina. It's then that Tig begins to draw up a radical solution to their problems, hoping to save them all. A beautiful and capacious novel rendered in singular, unforgettable prose, "All This Could Be Different" is a wise, tender, and riveting group portrait of young people forging love and community amidst struggle, and a moving story of one immigrant's journey to make her home in the world.

All This Could Be Different: A Novel By Sarah Thankam Mathews Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593489147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2023