Expand your Reading Horizons!

Are you interested in joining a book club but not sure what you might like to read?  We are a book club that reads and discusses a different genre each month. Take a chance with us! New members are always welcome. 

Join us the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Westover Library.  *Please note this book club meeting will be held on the first Monday in May.    

Registration required.

This month's genre is metafiction and the book selection is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki.

 

 

 

 

2024 Reading List

 

A limited number of reserved print copies of the selected book will be available at Westover Library circulation desk approximately one month before the book club meeting.  Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on available print or digital copies. 

For more information, please call the Westover Branch Library at 703-228-5260. 

 

Date:
Monday, May 6, 2024
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Longfellow Room
Library:
Westover Library
Audience:
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

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About the book:  In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.      

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