Supper Club

Supper Club

Lara Williams2019
A sharply intelligent and intimate debut novel about a secret society of hungry young women who meet after dark and feast to reclaim their appetites--and their physical spaces--that posits the question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into? Roberta spends her life trying not to take up space. At almost thirty, she is adrift and alienated from life. Stuck in a mindless job and reluctant to pursue her passion for food, she suppresses her appetite and recedes to the corners of rooms. But when she meets Stevie, a spirited and effervescent artist, their intense friendship sparks a change in Roberta, a shift in her desire for more. Together, they invent the Supper Club, a transgressive and joyous collective of women who gather to celebrate, rather than admonish, their hungers. They gather after dark and feast until they are sick; they break into private buildings and leave carnage in their wake; they embrace their changing bodies; they stop apologizing. For these women, each extraordinary yet unfulfilled, the club is a way to explore, discover, and push the boundaries of the space they take up in the world. Yet as the club expands, growing both in size and rebellion, Roberta is forced to reconcile herself to the desire and vulnerabilities of the body--and the past she has worked so hard to repress. Devastatingly perceptive and savagely funny, Supper Club is an essential coming-of-age story for our times.
Sign up to use

Reviews

Photo of georgia greenway
georgia greenway@fairy-enthusiast
4 stars
Aug 11, 2022
Photo of maggie
maggie@magseh
4 stars
Jan 13, 2022
Photo of Imie Kent-Muller
Imie Kent-Muller@mythicreader
5 stars
Jan 7, 2022
Photo of Eunice Bae
Eunice Bae@euni
4 stars
Dec 29, 2021
Photo of Chelsea White
Chelsea White@itschelseaw
3 stars
Sep 26, 2021
Photo of Kwan Ann Tan
Kwan Ann Tan@kwananntan
5 stars
Aug 8, 2022
Photo of Sarai Johnson
Sarai Johnson@ess826
4 stars
Nov 15, 2022
Photo of Alli Sweeney
Alli Sweeney@alpalli
4 stars
Oct 17, 2022
Photo of Pia Leichter
Pia Leichter@theotherpia
5 stars
Aug 28, 2022
Photo of Lauren Eliza
Lauren Eliza@laureneliza
3 stars
Aug 26, 2022
Photo of Helena Pedersen
Helena Pedersen@helenalipe
3 stars
Aug 12, 2022
Photo of Sarah Goldberg
Sarah Goldberg@sarahmichal
3 stars
May 24, 2022
Photo of Courtney Woolery
Courtney Woolery@courtneyskye
3 stars
May 22, 2022
Photo of Melissa Schneider
Melissa Schneider@melblackbird
4 stars
Apr 3, 2022
Photo of Corey White
Corey White@mswhiteandherlibrary
5 stars
Jan 13, 2022
Photo of Arden Kowalski
Arden Kowalski@jonimitchell
4 stars
Jan 13, 2022
Photo of Jo Templeton
Jo Templeton @jo_templeton
3 stars
Jan 10, 2022
Photo of Celine Nguyen ✿
Celine Nguyen ✿@celinenguyen
1 star
Nov 11, 2021
Photo of Allison Gordon
Allison Gordon@allieruth
4 stars
Oct 29, 2021
Photo of nailah
nailah@nailahali
4 stars
Oct 13, 2021
Photo of Sarah Blaney
Sarah Blaney@sarahmb
5 stars
Aug 31, 2021
Photo of Sasha Endoh
Sasha Endoh@sashaendoh
4 stars
Aug 18, 2021
Photo of Gareth Kay
Gareth Kay@garethk
5 stars
Aug 12, 2021
Photo of Lily Bradic
Lily Bradic@lily
4 stars
Aug 3, 2021

Highlights

Photo of sara gerner
sara gerner@bernhardstochter
Page 167