Memoirs of a Geisha is the January Book Club selection!
Join your Friends on Friday, January 11 at 10AM in the Mia Art Research & Reference Library, first-floor Target Wing, to discuss Arthur Golden’s historical fiction novel Memoirs of a Geisha.
After our moderator-led discussion, we will have the pleasure of a docent-led tour related to the novel.
Sarah Midori Zimmerman writer-editor for New York magazine said, “Arthur Golden’s brilliant debut novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, is a reminder of just how silly the exhortation ‘write what you know!’ can be. Clearly Golden, a 40-something American male, has never lived anything remotely similar to the experiences of a geisha coming of age in the 1930’s, the glory days of Kyoto’s Gion pleasure district. Yet it is precisely this vanished world that he recreates with subtlety, sensuality, and supreme authority, bringing to life characters so complete and idiosyncratic—so fully sprung from the eras he has evoked—that his novel ultimately overwhelms us, as seductive and beguiling as the geisha of its title…”.
There are only 20 spots available for this event. Please make your reservation by calling the Friends office at 612.870.3045.
Also mark Friday, February 15 on your calendar for a moderator-led discussion and docented tour focusing on Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.
This event is a Friends Only Event. Join the Friends today and attend the event!