SECCA Book Discussion

SECCA Book Discussion is open to the public. The book club focuses on contemporary literary fiction and memoirs. The club meets regularly at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem.

The fall theme is ‘Retelling Stories,’ novels that adapt or respond to classic works.


Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.  

Upcoming Selections:

  • April The Resisters by Gish Jen
  • May The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
  • June 2 A.M. in Little America by Ken Kalfus
  • August 24The Longcut by Emily Hall
  • September 28Sirens & Muses by Antonia Angress
  • October 19The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson
  • November 30The Adult by Bronwyn Fischer
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The Resisters: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Gish Jen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 12th, 2021

The moving story of one family struggling to maintain their humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value—from the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Thank You, Mr. Nixon. • “Intricately imagined … [It] grows directly out of the soil of our current political moment.” —The New York Times Book Review

The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982156121
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - January 4th, 2022

Longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel
Longlisted for the 2023 Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction 2022 First Novel Prize
Selected as One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2022!

In this New York Times bestseller and Today show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick, one lapse in

2 A.M. in Little America By Ken Kalfus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639550777
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 13th, 2022

An Esquire "Best Book of Spring 2022"
A San Francisco Chronicle "Most Anticipated Novel of 2022"
A Literary Hub "Most Anticipated Book of 2022"

American Literature By Emily Hall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628973976
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 10th, 2022

From Museum of Modern Art editor Emily Hall, a debut novel in the first person about the place of art and the artist in the world.

Sirens & Muses: A Novel By Antonia Angress Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593496459
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 11th, 2023

Four artists are drawn into a web of rivalry and desire at an elite art school and on the streets of New York in this “gripping, provocative, and supremely entertaining” (BuzzFeed) debut

The Exhibitionist: A Novel By Charlotte Mendelson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250286932
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 4th, 2023

the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Sunday Times (UK)

Charlotte Mendelson's The Exhibitionist is a "furiously funny" novel (Sunday Express, UK) about a marriage between two artists, Lucia and Ray, which begins to unravel over the course of one weekend.

The Adult By Bronwyn Fischer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643752723
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 23rd, 2023

An addictively gripping coming-of-age story about an all-consuming, insidious love affair between a college freshman and a mysterious older woman, from an unforgettable new voice in fiction  

Eighteen-year-old Natalie has just arrived at her first year of university in Toronto, leaving her remote, forested hometown for the big, impersonal city.