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June Book Club

June 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Let’s hope it will be nice enough for us to gather on the Rumors patio to discuss Ted Chiang’s short story collection! Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30 pm “Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless. I always suggest a person read at least fifty-two books a year for proper mental functioning but if you only have time for one, be at peace: you found it.”—Junot Díaz Stories of Your Life and Others is a collection of masterpieces and recently it has taken Hollywood by storm. The lead story in the collection will soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams, while another story has been optioned by Fox and is in development. Offering readers the dual delights of the very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change. In the amazing and much-lauded “Story of Your Life,” a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her new knowledge of an alien language and its nonlinear structure. In “Liking What You See: A Documentary,” a clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicle a college’s initiative to turn off the human ability to recognize beauty. In “Understand,” a young man has an amazing reaction to an experimental drug used to heal brain damage. In each story, with sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by wonder.


June 16, 2021
6:30 pm
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