Scholar discussion focuses on Amy Tan classic

Joy Luck Club coverThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library will host the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma series beginning in September, with a discussion of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the library.

Dr. Tracy Floreani, Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature at Oklahoma City University will lead the discussion. The 1989 novel focuses on the connection between mothers and daughters and is a former featured work in the Pioneer Library System’s Big Read.

This is the first of a series of discussions in the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma series, presented by Oklahoma Humanities, and will serve as the monthly editions of the library’s adult book discussion group, the Penn Avenue Literary Society.

Future dates and book titles are:

Oct. 11A Leak in the Heart by Dr. Harbour Winn;

Nov. 15Blanche by Barbara Neely;

Dec. 13Arabian Jazz by Diana Abu-Jaber.

Registration is required in advance of the discussions, and copies of each book will be available at the library’s Information Desk. Ages 18 and up may participate.

Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities.