An exclusive book club moderated by LARB's Editor-in-Chief Tom Lutz


Tom Lutz handpicks four books a year and conducts an exclusive book club with LARB members. Books are shipped to your door in advance. The book club meeting is held on Facebook; the author joins the meeting for a day to chat with members; and all are sent an exclusive interview between Tom and the author, either by video or audio stream.

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Our Next Book Club

Half an Inch of Water by Percival Everett

We couldn't be happier to announce that Percival Everett’s "Half an Inch of Water" is our next selection for Tom's Book Club! Copies of the book will be mailed to all our book club members next week. Stay tuned for more news about when Mr. Everett will join our group discussion on Facebook.

A special thanks to Mr. Everett, Graywolf Press, and Chevalier's Books.

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December 12, 2015
Saturday, 5pm
Chevalier's Books

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About the Book

"Everett displays his mastery of a certain kind of sparse landscape we have come to expect from the writing of the rural West. . . . But what is most enchanting about this collection is the rumor of magic constantly on the periphery, the inexplicable that emerges from and then retreats back into the haze of the desert." —The New York Times Book Review.

About Percival Everett
Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of nearly thirty books, including Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Assumption, Erasure, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, and Glyph. He is the recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Believer Book Award, and the 2006 PEN USA Center Award for Fiction. He has fly-fished the West for over thirty years. He lives in Los Angeles.

Previous Book Club Events

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen Book Club / Discussion with Tom Lutz

August 29, 2015

Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley Book Club / Discussion with Tom Lutz

June 16, 2015

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer Book Club / Discussion with Tom Lutz

February 13, 2015