The Noble Readers Book Discussion Group will join in the Pioneer Library System’s PLS Big Read programming with this month’s discussion of Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club.”
The group meets at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Coman Culbert Community Room of the library, 204 N. 5th St.
The book, published in 1989, looks the relationships of four sets of mothers and daughters who are Chinese-Americans living in San Francisco through a series of vignettes. The book received much acclaim, including being a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
There will be an optional potluck lunch, and refreshments available following the discussion.
The Pioneer Library System will host a series of events throughout its three-county area during April, culminating with a visit by Amy Tan April 27-28.
This is the sixth year for the PLS Big Read, which began as an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. Previous books featured include “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Bless Me Ultima,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and last year’s featured novel, Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.”
The PLS Big Read is made possible by major funding from the Oklahoma Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, Norman Arts Council, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Norman Public Library, University of Oklahoma Outreach, University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Oklahoma Precollegiate Programs and the Confucius Institute at the University of Oklahoma. This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program.
Additional funding is provided by sponsors and donors from communities in the Pioneer Library System’s three-county service area.
For more information on the PLS Big Read: The Joy Luck Club, contact any local hometown PLS library or go online to www.bigreadok.com.
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