W.W.B. Book Club: "Priestdaddy" by Patricia Lockwood

W.W.B Book Club (Women Write Books): A reading group that celebrates women authors in both classic and contemporary works.

This month's book club pick is Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood.

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2017

In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence—from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group—with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents’ household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. 

Affectionate and very funny . . . wonderfully grounded and authentic.  This book proves Lockwood to be a formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases.” – The New York Times Book Review

Patricia Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. She is the author of two poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, a New York Times Notable Book. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe New RepublicSlate, and the London Review of Books. Lockwood lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
Priestdaddy: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573262
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - May 1st, 2018