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

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Thank you to Viet Thanh Nguyen, Chevalier's Books, and to all our Book Club members for another engaging edition of Tom's Book Club!

We will be announcing our next Book Club selection in the weeks ahead.

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About the Book

Considered by T.C. Boyle as "a disturbing, fascinating, and darkly comic take on the fall of Saigon," The Sympathizer , through the lens of literature, film, and current conflicts, examines the legacy of the Vietnam War.

About Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. His stories have appeared in Best New American Voices, TriQuarterly, Narrative, and the Chicago Tribune, and he is the author of the academic book Race and Resistance. He teaches English and American Studies at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.

Previous Book Club Events

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

James Ellroy

James Ellroy Book Club / Discussion with Tom Lutz

December 6, 2014

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