Greater Pittsburgh Chapter: Book Group Meetup (Virtual)

Greater Pittsburgh Chapter: Book Group Meetup (Virtual)
Join us for our November Book Group Meetup where we will discuss The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.

 
                                

About the Book:
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass and cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of their life together. That same day, Vincent's half-brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: "Why don't you swallow broken glass." Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.

Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the towers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

About the Author: Emily St. John Mandel's novels include The Glass Hotel, which was selected by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of 2020, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and has been translated into 21 languages, and Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award among other honours, has been translated into 33 languages, and will soon be a limited series on HBO Max. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
[Note: Book is categorized under M as St. John is the Author's Middle Name]

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Pricing:
WEN Member Price: Free; Non-Member Price: $5

Registration Deadline:
November 30

Recordings Prohibited:
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This event will take place from 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern Time. Please convert to your local time when adding to your calendar.

When
12/1/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Where
Zoom Virtual Meeting Meeting link will be provided prior to the call

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