Erin Beasley
Erin Beasley



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Young and Jackson

Young and Jackson

Young & Jackson, 1, Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Melbourne’s June Girly Book Club

Young & Jackson, 1, Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Book Club Starts

Young and Jackson, 1 Swanson street Melbourne 3000

Hi ladies, I am looking forward to having you all join us. If you have not come to book club before, we will normally start at about 6.45pm. This gives us an opportunity to socialise, have some dinner and drinks. Young and Jackson’s has a full dinner menu and bar, so is great if you have not eaten. Look forward to seeing you there.

September brings a brand new book to our roster and we’re very much looking forward to reading The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. Set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, Makkai’s prestigious novel covers themes of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss.

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup: bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDs epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, he finds his partner is infected, and that he might even have the virus himself. The only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago epidemic, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways the AIDS crisis affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. Yale and Fiona’s stories unfold in incredibly moving and sometimes surprising ways, as both struggle to find goodness in the face of disaster.

Make sure you RSVP to book club early this month; many of our chapters sell-out in September and we don’t want you to miss it! See you there!


We encourage you to buy local and support independent businesses! Otherwise, you can pick up the latest copy of the book below

Dymocks    Book Depo


Young & Jackson, 1, Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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