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Women and Books: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

GreenwoodThe book for December is All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.

Even if you haven't read the book, you're welcome to attend and get a copy of January's selection. Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood's Women's Advisory Board. There's free parking with validation in the five-story parking structure.

Please RSVP at the group's MeetUp page at


As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself.

Tue, December 5, 2017


West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 652-5340
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