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Virtual Book Club: Kiss Quotient

Thu., Feb. 18
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Stella Lane, a successful 30-year-old econometrician with Asperger's syndrome, is feeling the pressure from her mother to settle down. But she doesn't like dating, or kissing, or what might come after. So she finds a practical solution: hiring escort Michael Phan for some unconventional education. When their first…
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Virtual Book Club: Kiss Quotient

Thu., Feb. 18
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. Stella Lane, a successful 30-year-old econometrician with Asperger's syndrome, is feeling the pressure from her mother to settle down. But she doesn't like dating, or kissing, or what might come after. So she finds a practical solution: hiring escort Michael Phan for some unconventional education. When their first…
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Virtual Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other

Thu., Feb. 18
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. A magnificent chorus of black British voices and a winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. Each of the 12 characters Evaristo conjures here have had to work hard to make a place for themselves in a culture that regards them as outsiders even if they've lived in…
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Virtual Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other

Thu., Feb. 18
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. A magnificent chorus of black British voices and a winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. Each of the 12 characters Evaristo conjures here have had to work hard to make a place for themselves in a culture that regards them as outsiders even if they've lived in…
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Virtual Book Club: Dietland

Tue., Feb. 2
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Dietland by Sarai Walker. Although she is the advice columnist for a worldwide glamour media conglomerate, Plum Kettle is an unlikely source of wisdom. Morbidly obese and routinely humiliated by the stares and taunts of an insensitive populace, Plum plies her trade from her lonely apartment or, at best, at the corner café,…
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Virtual Book Club: Dietland

Tue., Feb. 2
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Dietland by Sarai Walker. Although she is the advice columnist for a worldwide glamour media conglomerate, Plum Kettle is an unlikely source of wisdom. Morbidly obese and routinely humiliated by the stares and taunts of an insensitive populace, Plum plies her trade from her lonely apartment or, at best, at the corner café,…
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We're Better Than This by Elijah Cummings — A Virtual Conversation

Wed., Jan. 6
Join Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and Jim Dale for a deeper look into the book We’re Better than This by U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings. Learn more about how the book came to be written, and the formative moments in Mr. Cummings’ lifetime that helped to shape his dedication to public service. Dr. Cummings will reconstruct the congressman’s final days and reflect on how he would…
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Virtual Book Club: We're Better Than This

Wed., Jan. 6
NOTE: To attend the virtual conversation with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and Jim Dale, please register for the 7 pm Virtual Book Club session. Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss We're Better Than This by Elijah Cummings.  Cummings (1951–2019), the late Maryland Democratic congressman, recaps his struggle to overcome racism in politics and a contentious relationship with President Trump in this…
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Virtual Book Club: Orange World

Fri., Dec. 4
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Orange World by Karen Russell. Attendees will be given complementary access to Karen Russell’s Ten Evenings lecture on February 22, courtesy of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Russell's third collection beckons like a will-o'-the-wisp across the bog, with eight crisp stories that will leave longtime fans hungry for more. Since her debut more than a decade ago, Russell (Sleep Donation, 2014, etc.)…
Cover art for "Orange World" by Karen Russell.

Virtual Book Club: Orange World

Fri., Dec. 4
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss Orange World by Karen Russell. Attendees will be given complementary access to Karen Russell’s Ten Evenings lecture on February 22, courtesy of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Russell's third collection beckons like a will-o'-the-wisp across the bog, with eight crisp stories that will leave longtime fans hungry for more. Since her debut more than a decade ago, Russell (Sleep Donation, 2014,…