You are invited to join Carnegie Library‘s Virtual Book Club to discuss Dietland by Sarai Walker.
Although she is the advice columnist for a worldwide glamour media conglomerate, Plum Kettle is an unlikely source of wisdom. Morbidly obese and routinely humiliated by the stares and taunts of an insensitive populace, Plum plies her trade from her lonely apartment or at the corner café. Having failed at every diet plan imaginable, Plum is seriously contemplating weight-loss surgery when she is handed a manifesto that ultimately leads her to a secret society of women fighting the constant assault upon women’s sexuality, self-esteem, and independence. Debut novelist, Sarai Walker, gives a plaintive yet powerful voice to anyone who has struggled with body image, feelings of marginalization, and sexual manipulation. Her robust satire also vibrantly redefines what it means to be a woman in contemporary society.
The Virtual Book Club: Dietland will be held twice on Monday, March 22: from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and again from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Join the CLP Virtual Book Club Facebook group for all kinds of bonus content about CLP’s selections, as well as announcements and recommendations! Copies of Dietland can be found on Hoopla.