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CHI (V) - SIG City Book Club - The Matrix

It has been named a Best Book of the Year by The New York TimesThe Washington PostTIME, NPR, The Financial TimesGood HousekeepingEsquire, Vulture, Marie Claire, Vox, and The Los Angeles Times.

From a review by The Chicago Public Library Staff:

"Set in 12th-century Europe, Matrix was inspired by Marie de France, the first known female French poet. There is very little known about Marie de France, but Groff has constructed a vivid and sensual novel of what her life may have been. Eleanor of Aquitaine has thrown the teenage Marie out of court and installed her in an impoverished English abbey with a handful of nuns. The shrewd and ambitious Marie slowly begins to transform the dire place into something formidable and flourishing, first by collecting unpaid rents and later, after years as its abbess, by constructing an impenetrable labyrinth around the convent. Centered on women's power, creativity and desire in an unlikely time and place, Groff's historical novel is captivating."

Where: virtual via zoom. A link will be sent to all who registered close to the date.

Event contact: Del McCormick

The TTN City Book Group is a TTN Special Interest Group where each month we select a book to read and then meet to discuss it. We usually meet once a month on a Tuesday at 7 PM. If you are interested in joining, email Del McCormick.

New members are welcome!

Due to the limited capacity of this event, please be respectful of your fellow members and register only if you plan to participate. If you do need to cancel, please cancel as early as possible so that someone on the waitlist can join us.


Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
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Event Contact(s):
Delanne Mccormick
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