Book Club: The Circle

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Event:
Book Club: The Circle
Start:
November 2, 2017 5:30 AM
End:
November 2, 2017 7:30 PM
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Organizer:
Book Club: The Circle
Updated:
September 22, 2017
Venue:
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Join us!  This is a new date and time for November and December.  The Book Club will meet on the first Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the evening, in the meeting room at the Library. These books were chosen at the group’s meeting in August 2016. For more information, call Tania Hajjar at 970/249-9656 (ext. 3).

The selection for November 2017 is The Circle by Dave Eggers.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world-even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. – amazon.com

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