Topic: Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) 2016 Selections
Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC) 2016 Selections
This year, join Twentythirtysomething Book Club (TTBC), a DC Public Library book group for younger adults at least 21 years old we read and discuss the following titles:
Identity theft prompts self-reflection in our January 27 selection, Joshua Ferris’ “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” a comic novel of a frustrated dentist who discovers a mysterious religious sect has set up a website and social media accounts in his name.
In our February 24 selection, “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison delves into ideas of how human beings understand pain in others and care for each other as she explores various experiences, including those of medical actors and ultramarathon runners.
A doctor joins a research trip in 1950 in search of an obscure Micronesian tribe, and he both discovers they may hold the key to immortality and must grapple with the darker elements of their lifestyle in Hanya Yanagihara’s morally probing novel “The People in the Trees,” our March 30 selection.
In our April 27 selection, Roxane Gay’s debut essay collection, “Bad Feminist,” the writer keeps the personal political, using her own history and engagement with popular culture to explore broader cultural issues.
An initially harmless game of dares created by six students during their time at Oxford University escalates, pulling at the participants over a decade later in Christopher J. Yates’ tricky thriller “Black Chalk,” our May 25 selection.
Renowned for his accessible writing on intriguing physical phenomena, Oliver Sacks recounts his treatment in 1969 of a group of patients suffering from a previously unsolved sleeping-sickness in “Awakenings,” our June 22 selection.
All meetings will take place at 7:30 pm at Mad Fox Tap Room (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.