Join us as we explore the breadth and width of one of the most exciting, innovative, misunderstood, and spectacular art-forms in the world. Co-hosted by Literati Bookstore, Comic Book Club selections will represent the best that the medium has to offer, mediated to ensure fun, accessible, and thought provoking examinations and discussions by industry experts. All levels of comic book familiarity are welcome, from the seasoned veteran to the humble noob to the vaguely curious.
May's pick is The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.
This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.
All Comic Book Club selections are available and on sale at Vault of Midnight, often for 15% off in the lead up to the book club meet-up! Be there!