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Book Club: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

The Purchase College Book Club’s next meeting is March 31, 2021!

The next meeting of the Purchase College Book Club will be Wednesday, March 31 from 12-1PM on Zoom (RSVP for link to join).

Our next book club selection (voted in by attendees at our last meeting!) is The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu.

A brief synopsis: Questions of identity galvanize the 15 stories in this outstanding collection of fantastical fiction, giving them extraordinary gravity and resonance. Liu universalizes the experiences of his characters, who realize at some point, as the protagonist of “Mono No Aware” does, that “we are defined by the places that we hold in the web of others’ lives.” Gracefully written and often profoundly moving, these stories are high-water marks of contemporary speculative fiction. (Source: Publisher’s Weekly)

If you don’t have time to read all 15 stories, here are a few we’ll likely discuss that you can access quickly online:

Please RSVP and join the online meeting, even if you haven’t read the whole book or the 3 stories above - we welcome anyone who is interested in a book club at Purchase College. The development of the club is very student-driven, so come with your interest and ideas, especially for what we read next! You can RSVP on the Book Club event page!

To access the book you can: