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Book Club

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you an avid reader? Do you love to curl up with a good book? Would you like to find others who want to share their insights about their favorite reads? Join our daytime book club! We’re open to adults of all ages and new members are always welcome. We’re currently meeting online via Zoom.

On Monday, October 4, we will be discussing Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday.

Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her unexpected romance with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda.

To join, please email arts@springfieldjcc.org.

Details

Date:
October 4
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Bev Nadler
Phone:
413-739-4715
Email:
bnadler@springfieldjcc.org