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AV Book Club - Fiction by Aspie / Autistic Authors: 7:30pm group

  • 25 May 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom
  • 3


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AV Book Club - Fiction by Aspie / Autistic Authors: 7:30pm group

Our third AV Book Club will discuss A Room Called Earth by Madeleine Ryan.

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In a 2020 interview with NPR Radio, Madeleine mentions that the key to understanding her book is autism. "I was diagnosed as autistic when I was writing the book. So it was a very intimate adventure, writing this book, in lots of ways."

A Room Called Earth is an unforgettable story of a fiercely original young woman whose radical perspective illuminates a new way of being in the world

As a full moon rises over Melbourne, Australia, a young woman gets ready for a party. And what appears to be an ordinary night out is - through the prism of her singular perspective - extraordinary. As the evening unfolds, each encounter she has reveals the vast discrepancies between what she is thinking and feeling, and what she is able to say. And there's so much she'd like to say. So when she meets a man and a genuine connection occurs, it's nothing short of a miracle. However, it isn't until she invites him home that we come to appreciate the humanity beneath the labels we cling to, and we can grasp the pleasure of what it means to be alive.

The debut novel from the inimitable Madeleine Ryan, A Room Called Earth is a humorous and heart-warming adventure inside the mind of a bright and dynamic woman. This hyper-saturated celebration of love and acceptance from a neurodivergent writer is a testament to moving through life without fear, and to opening ourselves up to a new way of relating to one another. You’ll find Madeleine at

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