Stay-at-home Book Club: January

 

 

  

 

 

 

Welcome to our online Book Club as we all adapt to a little more time at home! This month, we're reading 'A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing' by Jessie Tu.

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu.'Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you're a washed-up has-been at twenty-two.

Jena Lin plays the violin. Her professional life comprises rehearsals, concerts, auditions and relentless practice; her personal life is spent managing the demands of her strict family and creative friends, and hooking up. And then she meets Mark - much older and worldly-wise - who consumes her. But at what cost to her dreams?

When Jena is awarded an internship with the New York Philharmonic, she thinks the life she has dreamed of is about to begin. But when Trump is elected, New York changes irrevocably and Jena along with it. Is the dream over? As Jena's life takes on echoes of Frances Ha, her favourite film, crucial truths are gradually revealed to her.

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing explores female desire and the consequences of wanting too much and never getting it. It is about the awkwardness and pain of being human in an increasingly dislocated world - and how, in spite of all this, we still try to become the person we want to be. This is a dazzling and original debut from a young writer with a fierce, intelligent and audacious voice.' Read more about this book here.

How does the Stay-at-home Book Club work?

  • Click the 'attend' button below and fill in your details to register your place. Registrations will close two hours before the event and a link will be emailed to you prior to the session, along with instructions on how to participate.
  • Download a copy of this month's title from our eLibrary, thanks to RBdigital. 'A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing' is available as an eBook or as an eAudiobook.
  • Find yourself a comfy place at home, settle in and get reading!
  • Join us online on Wednesday 27 January at 6.30pm for a lively discussion with your fellow readers via video chat.
  • Don't forget to follow this event on Facebook where you can post in the lead up to the session and share your progress with the book. We'd love to hear about your progress!

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Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 27 January, 6:30pm
Event End Date Wednesday 27 January, 8:00pm
Location Online
No bookings required
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