Rainbow Reads Book Group

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Monday, June 3, 2024, 7:00 pm

Cover of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, showing an illustration of a business card reading "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" on a silver platter. Join the Adult Services department and the Pride Center of NJ for Rainbow Reads! We will be discussing the graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.

This program will take place at the Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park.

Book description:

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the “Fun Home.” It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.

Place a hold on Fun Home here!

Join the Rainbow Reads Book Group to discuss books written by queer and trans authors or featuring queer and trans characters and themes. While this book group is centered on LGBTQ+ stories and authors, readers of all identities are invited to join and participate in respectful and fun conversation.