“The World by Night” & “Reeling for the Empire”

Quick Bites – Short media discussed over lunch hour

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting eight book discussions in July. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org to be added to any of the groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.

Quick Bites will meet in a hybrid format on Tuesday, July 12 at 12:15 to discuss Anjali Sachdeva’s “The World by Night” and Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire.” In-person attendees will meet in the lower-level meeting room at the library and digital attendees will join via Zoom. The World by Night tells the story of an isolated homesteader who discovers a cave near her sod house. “Reeling for the Empire” features a group of women whose humanity is imperiled after being sold into servitude and transformed into silk worms in Emperor Meiji’s silk factories in Japan. Links to materials are available below.

The World By Night      –  https://pubs.lib.uiowa.edu/iowareview/article/14969/galley/123368/download/
Reeling for the Empire –  https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/voices.uchicago.edu/dist/8/644/files/2018/02/Reeling-for-Empire-14k74hx.pdf

For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group), Zach Row-Heyveld (Cookbook and Quick Bites Groups) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.

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Jul 12 2022


12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

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