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Low Maintenance Book Club


Arianne Hartsell-Gundy:

Please register here if you would like to be added to our list.

Who We Are

The Low Maintenance Book Club provides space for members of the Duke community to connect over reading.  Realizing how busy people are (and how much reading you probably have to do for classwork and research), we focus on quick reads.  We will read texts like short stories, graphic novels, interesting short essays, poetry, etc.  We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!

ONLINE: Big Books Edition: "The God of Small Things"

 It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time for the Low Maintenance Book Club Big Books Edition! This year, we’ll be reading Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997.

The second of three meetings is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28th from noon-1pm over Zoom. At this meeting, we'll discuss chapters 8-14.

The first meeting took place on Wednesday, May 25. At this meeting, we discussed chapters 1-7. 

Print, ebook and audiobook formats can be found at Duke University Libraries and most public libraries.

Although the readings are longer, the low maintenance attitude is the same. Join as you like, discuss as much as you want--or just hang out and enjoy the company. Everyone is welcome. Just RSVP so we know how many to expect, and we’ll send out a Zoom link the morning of the meeting.