A New Reading Challenge & Book Club! Join us to talk about The Memory Police via Zoom!

New Reading Challenge &  Book Club!

Join us to talk about The Memory Police via Zoom!

  

 

 

 

 

The Challenge: We are challenging our community to step out of their reading comfort-zones and read a new genre or type of book you may not naturally pick up. Each month we will curate selections that fit the challenge, and we will feature them here, in-store, and on social media. We would love for you to share with us and tag us via our social media what you are reading for the challenge! This month's challenge is to read a translated book or memoir!

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The Book Club:

We will also host a virtual book club that will discuss a book that fits that month's challenge. This book club is free and open to anyone. You simply have to register via the zoom link. We will offer 20% off the book club if you want to purchase it from us, but this is not necessary to participate. With us, you may buy in-store, call in, or do curbside pickup. You may buy online, but you must select PAY AT STORE, to receive the discount. Then, you can pay at the store over the phone or in personWe will always meet on the last Sunday of the month, this month we are meeting May 22, 2022, at 7PM.

This Month's Book Club pick is...

 

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Synopsis:

The Memory Police A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.

On an unnamed island, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses. . . . Most of the inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few able to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten. When a young writer discovers that her editor is in danger, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her f loorboards, and together they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past. Powerful and provocative, The Memory Police is a stunning novel about the trauma of loss.

 

Author Bio:

Yoko Ogawa has won every major Japanese literary award. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, and Zoetrope: All-Story. Her works include The Diving Pool, a collection of three novellas; The Housekeeper and the Professor; Hotel Iris; and Revenge. She lives in Hyogo.

 

Register for the book club virtual meeting here on 5/22/22

 

 

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Event date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101911815
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020