Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Books We Are Reading

Read Across Lawrence Book
A Handmaid Tale by Margaret Atwood
A Handmaid's Tale is the current choice for The Read Across Lawrence Book.
A Handmaid's Tale is set in the near future in the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic military dictatorship formed within the borders of what was formerly the United States of America.  A Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency. 

According to the Lawrence Public Library's website, the library will be passing out copies of this book on January 30 starting at 6:00 p.m..
Many discussions about the book are in February.
Here are a few key dates:
Margaret Atwood at the Kansas Union February 2, at 7 p.m.
Nerd Nite February 11

Too busy to read this book or simply want to cheat?  Read the Spark Notes here: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/handmaid/

PBR Book Club Pick:
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The PBR Book Club reports on their website that they are "going back to their roots" and "back to pretentious reads"  for their January book pick.  It is difficult to give a brief synopsis of Bone Clocks.  Like many PBR Book Club picks, it is complicated and ambitious.  The New Yorker describes Bone Clocks this way:  "Mitchell has written a theological novel of sorts, in which human beings are mere pawns to be used by his feuding immortals."

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