The Humanities and the Professions Reading and Discussion Group was formed following NCG's 1987 Annual Meeting and uses great literary texts to examine complex social and moral dilemmas. NCG book club members meet approximately five times a year for a facilitated discussion and the opportunity to engage with one another through a shared love of literature.
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultramodern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an "airborne toxic event," a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the "white noise" engulfing the Gladneys-radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings-pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous. - Amazon
Who Can Attend
Attendance is restricted to NCG members, with a maximum capacity of 10 members per session. Please call 415-872-1020 for additional information.
Register Now—Space is Limited!
Book Group fees are available at an annual or drop–in rate, please choose from the drop down menu on the right, before clicking the "Register Now" button. The annual fee allows a member to attend five book club sessions per year with an option for a sixth session at the discretion of the group. Members are also invited to attend a single session at the drop-in rate.
Fee includes professional facilitator and complementary beverages. Participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.
Annual Member Fee: $75
Drop-In Fee: $35
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