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December Book Choice - The Circle by Dave Eggers

  • Dec 11, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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Hi!!! December's Book Choice is The Circle by Dave Eggers. We hope you can join us! Contact me with any questions.

Here's the synopsis from Amazon:

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

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  • Emily

    I have to work late... should get there about 7:40. Feel free to order without me & I'll catch up!

    December 11, 2013

  • Dana

    The book sounds great on summary. Sounds like a former employer of mine. Hope to make the next and my first meeting next month.

    December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up and I can't make it. Happy Holidays!

    See everyone in January.

    December 9, 2013

    • Caroline

      Hope to see you in January!

      December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My plans changed this week. Not going to make it this time. Looking forward to January.

    December 7, 2013

    • Caroline

      Hope to see you next month! Happy holidays!

      December 7, 2013

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