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Watch Bridge Book Club discussion of “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls”

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The bimonthly Bridge Book Club held its last meeting of the year on Monday with a discussion of “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls.”

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Bridge Michigan and more than 80 readers were joined by Michigan-born author Anissa Gray to talk about her debut novel. If you were not able to participate live, you can watch a recording of the talk between Gray and Amber DeLind, Bridge membership and engagement director, below.

“The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls” focuses on mothers and daughters, identity and family, and the complex nature of familial relationships. Gray is a journalist at CNN Worldwide and was born in St. Joseph, Michigan.

During Monday’s Zoom, Gray discussed the process of writing a book and the contrast between journalism and novel writing, her personal connections to the book’s characters, the importance of setting the book in Southwest Michigan, a preview of her next novel’s themes and more.

Watch the video here:

Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous sessions have featured "The World According to Fannie Davis," by Bridgett M. Davis, “Arc of Justice,” by Kevin Boyle, “The Women of the Copper Country,” by Mary Doria Russell, “Black Bottom Saints,” by Alice Randall, “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret,” by Steve Luxenberg, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley and “Wounds” by Razel Jones and Daniel Abbott.

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Our next book club discussion is scheduled for February 2022. Stay tuned to Bridge for an announcement of our next Michigan-related book selection and the date of the next book club meeting.

Nearly 500 Bridge members received a free e-copy of “Care and Feeding” so they could take part in our December book club. If you would like a free e-book of future book club selections, join Bridge Club today.

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