Picks for Friday

Book club is tomorrow at 8:00pm on Zoom. Here are Erik’s picks: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Historical Fiction – 552 pages It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she […]

Picks for Friday

Book club is this Friday on Zoom at 8:00pm. Here are Andrew’s picks: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to […]

Picks for Friday

Book club is this Friday at 8:00pm on Zoom. Here are the picks: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute […]

Picks for Friday

Book club is this Friday at 8:00PM on Zoom. Here are Jim’s picks: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich and Bela Shayevich When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a […]

Picks for tonight

Book Club is tonight at 8pm on Zoom. Here are Ryan’s picks: The Tradition by Jericho Brown Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of […]