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Book Club via Zoom: The Immortalists

Monday, August 8, 2022 11 Av 5782

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

On July 11, we met to discuss Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang, the moving memoir of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world.

Our next meeting (via Zoom) will be on Monday, August 8 at 10:30am. We will discuss THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin:

It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.

The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ‘80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next.

I will send out the Zoom link a few days before the meeting date. Please contact me at or 443.223.9729 with questions or concerns.

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