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Low Maintenance Book Club

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: One Hundred Years of Solitude

It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time for the Low Maintenance Book Club’s Big Books Edition! This year, we’ll be reading "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez over three months.

The second meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 22 from noon-1pm over Zoom. For this meeting, we’ll discuss pages 133-315  in the Harper Collins edition or from the chapter beginning with the sentence “The war was over in May.” until the chapter beginning with "The events that would deal Macondo its fatal blow...."

The first meeting took place on Wednesday, May 25th from noon-1pm over Zoom We read pages 1-31 in the Harper Collections edition.

Although you may read any edition, we recommend the Gregory Rabassa translation. Hard copies and audiobooks may be found at Duke University Libraries and most public libraries. Currently, there are no ebook editions available. 

Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link the morning of the meeting. We hope to see you there!