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Calling all book lovers! Come and join us to discuss the chosen (English language) book, in a friendly and relaxed environment. We give a month's notice for the next book and meetup schedule, hopefully enough time for you to get your copy of the book and dig in!

Upcoming events (2)

"Please Look After Mother" by Kyung-Sook Shin

Online

(switched to online zoom platform)

Note: the book club meets following preceding this one are "The Midnight Library" on Tuesday, September 21, and "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner on Tuesday, October 19.

• What we'll do
Finish reading the book beforehand (not a must, but highly recommended unless you don't mind spoilers!), then join us and share your insights online.

Approximately 272 pages. Available at Kinokuniya Bookstore for 422 baht. As a kindle ebook on amazon.com it costs US $11.99. Alternatively you may go for the audiobook version on audible.com.

Synopsis

When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom?

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.

• Important to know
No entrance fee, no membership fees.

"The Hate You Give" by Angie Thomas

Online

(most likely online - link to be advised)

Note: the book club meets following preceding this one are "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner on Tuesday, October 19 and "Please Look After Mother" by Kyung Yook Shin on Tuesday, November 16.

• What we'll do
Finish reading the book beforehand (not a must, but highly recommended unless you don't mind spoilers!), then join us and share your insights online.

Approximately 447 pages. Available at Asia books for 350 baht. As a kindle ebook on amazon.com it costs US $11.99. Alternatively you may go for the audiobook version on audible.com.

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does - or does not - say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

• Important to know
No entrance fee, no membership fees.

Past events (89)

"Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner

Online event

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