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November Book Club- Tell the Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams
November 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for November’s book club discussion about Tell the Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams.
Excerpt from The Washington Post review:
Pearl works at Apricity, where a machine tells people what will make them happy: “Go for long walks. Take a class in book binding. Remove the color yellow from your home.” Recommendations differ for each customer, but those who take the advice seem more content. At home, though, things are less content for Pearl. Her son seems determined to be miserable, refusing to return to school after being hospitalized for an eating disorder. Maybe, just maybe, everyone (including Pearl’s boss) needs to rely less on a device and more on human relationships, especially once the Apricity machine begins handing out strangely dark commands.
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