Queer Book Club - Who is Vera Kelly?

Library Takeout

Queer Book Club - Who is Vera Kelly?

Monday, June 22, 2020, 7 p.m.

Queer Book Club is a small but enthusiastic community that meets monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres. This month we’ll be meeting virtually to discuss Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht:

"New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself."

Email johnna.percell@dc.gov for information on how to join.