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Friends of MSU Library Book Club Online
August 10 @ 6:30pm
The Friends of MSU Library Book Group
The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 10
Join us for a discussion of A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe
Meeting online via Zoom
Contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advanced technology, there are robots, and there are clones.
E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human.
A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated.
The Friends of MSU Library Book Group usually meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. This group reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction picked at a member driven selection party held every September. This group will be meeting online through September 2021.
Contact the Friends of MSU Library Book Group for book selections and meeting details.