Al's Book Club | Shut Up You're Pretty By Téa Mutonji

Introducing a new event at Sunday Blooms, Al's Book Club!

Our owner, Al, is stepping into the world of literary exploration by launching her very own book club! She recognizes the immense value of reading and thoughtful discussion and wants to share that with all of you!

This session will be May 8th at 6:30pm.

*Note* This ticket is only valid for one session! A different book will be chosen every month, so please be sure to keep signing up monthly! 

This Month's Book is "Shut Up You're Pretty" by Téa Mutonji

About the Book:

"Shut Up You're Pretty" by Téa Mutonji is a compelling and raw collection of interconnected short stories that delves into the lives of young women navigating the complexities of love, identity, and belonging. Set in urban Toronto, the book follows the protagonist, Loli, as she grapples with the challenges of growing up as a Congolese immigrant in Canada.

Through Loli's eyes, we are introduced to a diverse cast of characters, each struggling with their own desires and demons. From navigating the treacherous waters of teenage romance to confronting the harsh realities of poverty and abuse, Mutonji's stories offer a poignant exploration of the intersectionality of race, gender, and class.

As Loli moves through various stages of her life, from adolescence to adulthood, she is forced to confront her own insecurities and fears, ultimately learning to embrace her own strength and resilience. With its sharp prose and unflinching honesty, "Shut Up You're Pretty" is a powerful and unforgettable debut that speaks to the universal experience of finding one's voice in a world that often tries to silence it.

*NOTE: When checking out, please choose the pick up option and select May 8th as your pick up date! Alternatively, call our shop or stop by to secure your spot with us!

  • $10.00