Book Club

Across the Pond Book Club!

We may be stuck inside, but our minds don’t have to be. We invite you to take a virtual trip with us to discover different parts of America’s great quilt.

ACROSS the POND Book Club features a different book by an American author around a monthly theme.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’re commemorating by reading Cathy Hong Park’s searing essay collection, Minor Feelings. One of Time’s 10 best nonfiction books of 2020, it was also named of one of best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR.

From the publisher:

“Poet and Essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and proactive—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital question around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about out world.”

“Hong begins her new book of essays with a bang…The essays wander a variegated terrain of memoir, criticism, and polemic, oscillating between smooth proclamations of certainty and twitches of self-doubt…Minor Feelings is studded with moments of candor and dark humor shot through with glittering self-awareness.” —The New York Times

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