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Queerly Beloved Book Club

Meet members of (BAQA)  Bay Area Queer Writers Association. Our new monthly book club, and discussion group. 

The group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm

This month we're reading Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo!

Themed discussions and monthly book picks. 

Bay Area Queer Writers Association is a community of authors, readers, and supporters who assist and encourage each other. 

Open to anyone who loves to read and wants to help and support authors.  You just have to love queer books and enjoy reading.  

Join us to meet authors and find your next favorite book.

A story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the Red Scare.

“That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other.” And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun: “Have you ever heard of such a thing?”

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club.

America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.


Malinda Lo is the bestselling author of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, winner of the National Book Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, as well as Michael L. Printz and Walter Dean Myers honors. Her debut novel Ash, a Sapphic retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Lambda Literary Award. She can be found on social media @malindalo or at malindalo.com.


Event date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA
Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021