book cover for The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Virtual Book Club: 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Thu., Nov. 12
  Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. In this dizzying literary puzzle, the hapless protagonist is doomed to relive the same day over and over unless he can solve a murder at a masquerade ball. The narrator, Aiden Bishop, wakes up in a forest outside Blackheath House, "a sprawling Georgian…
book cover for The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Virtual Book Club: 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Thu., Nov. 12
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. In this dizzying literary puzzle, the hapless protagonist is doomed to relive the same day over and over unless he can solve a murder at a masquerade ball. The narrator, Aiden Bishop, wakes up in a forest outside Blackheath House, "a sprawling Georgian manor…

Virtual Book Club: His Only Wife

Mon., Nov. 9
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie. A Cinderella story set in Ghana. “I think I would have been less apprehensive if Eli himself had been present.” Probably so, since this is Afi’s wedding and Elikem is the groom, whom she has barely met. This delightful debut novel from Medie, who was born…
Detail from the Writers and Lovers book cover, still life of small everyday objects like silverware and fruit

Virtual Book Club: Writers & Lovers

Mon., Oct. 26
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via the Zoom to discuss Writers & Lovers by Lily King. "King's, elegant, droll follow-up to Euphoria traces an aspiring novelist's effort to find herself after turning 30 and losing her mother. After a series of lovers and moves, Casey Peabody ends up alone in Boston, Mass., with nothing to hold onto. Her commitment to writing each morning keeps her at…
Detail from the Writers and Lovers book cover, still life of small everyday objects like silverware and fruit

Virtual Book Club: Writers & Lovers

Mon., Oct. 26
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via the Zoom to discuss Writers & Lovers by Lily King. "King's, elegant, droll follow-up to Euphoria traces an aspiring novelist's effort to find herself after turning 30 and losing her mother. After a series of lovers and moves, Casey Peabody ends up alone in Boston, Mass., with nothing to hold onto. Her commitment to writing each morning keeps…

Virtual Book Club: Between the World and Me

Wed., Sep. 30
Join lively online discussions with fellow book lovers via the Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates.    "Coates, a national correspondent at the Atlantic, delivers a mesmerizing, must-listen performance in this audio edition of his powerful meditation on race in America. Framed as a letter to his adolescent son and echoing the work of James Baldwin, the book mixes tales…
The Foreign Student by Susan Choi

Virtual Book Club: The Foreign Student

Wed., Sep. 30
Join lively online discussions with fellow book lovers via the Facebook group CLP Virtual Book Club to discuss The Foreign Student by Susan Choi.    "Choi blends unlikely elements into a resonant story that immerses the reader in the times, places, and lives of her characters as only the best fiction can. In the small college town of Sewannee, Tennessee, in 1955, a feisty southern belle, Katherine Monroe,…
Pittsburgh Pirates player Josh Bell jogging on field.

Virtual Book Club Discussion Featuring Josh Bell

Tue., Jul. 28
The Library is extremely excited to work with the Pittsburgh Pirates to bring you the next title in our Virtual Book Club: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander Join us Monday, August 10, 2020 at Noon EST on Zoom for an open dialog with Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman Josh Bell. Josh is very passionate about using books…