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

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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.

For questions about Tom’s Book Club, email us at membership@lareviewofbooks.org.

Our Next Book Club

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Tom's Book Club will host a special reading and book signing featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the debut novel, The Sympathizer (Grove Atlantic, April 2015), in conversation with Tom Lutz. The event will take place at Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., on Saturday August 29 at 4:00 PM.

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.

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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