Alder & Sage Book Club, presented by Bel Canto Books

thu18jan6:30 pmAlder & Sage Book Club, presented by Bel Canto Books3rd Thursdays @ Alder & Sage

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Join us for the Alder & Sage Book Club, presented by Bel Canto Books. We’ll meet every third Thursday of the month to discuss a book of contemporary fiction or non-fiction handpicked by bookstore owner Jhoanna Belfer of Bel Canto Books.

January is Mentorship Month, and our book is THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud. “Riveting. . . . Messud is adept at evoking complex psychological territory. . . . She is interested in the identities that women construct for themselves, and in the maddening chasm that often divides intensity of aspiration from reality of achievement.” —The New Yorker

Book discussion on Thursday 1/18 at 6:30pm at Alder & Sage (366 Cherry Ave, LB).

Free to attend; RSVP required. Light refreshments graciously provided by Alder & Sage.


Told with urgency, intimacy, and piercing emotion, this New York Times bestselling novel is the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and abandoned by a desire for a world beyond her own.

Nora Eldridge is a reliable, but unremarkable, friend and neighbor, always on the fringe of other people’s achievements. But the arrival of the Shahid family—dashing Skandar, a Lebanese scholar, glamorous Sirena, an Italian artist, and their son, Reza—draws her into a complex and exciting new world. Nora’s happiness pushes her beyond her boundaries, until Sirena’s careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.


Located in the Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach, Alder & Sage serves Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner, featuring a menu with simple yet unique dishes that reflect the freshes of farm-to-fork dining. Learn more at


Bel Canto Books is a proudly woman- and BIPOC- owned independent bookstore with three locations based in Long Beach, California, hosting author events, monthly book clubs, community events, and more. Learn more at

THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud, the January book pick for the Alder & Sage Book Club, presented by Bel Canto Books



January 18, 2024 6:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


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