CLP Virtual Book Club: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

You are invited to join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom during Carnegie Library‘s Virtual Book Club. This month’s selected book is On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

This first novel by poet Vuong is narrated by Little Dog, a Vietnamese refugee who grew up in Hartford with his mother and his maternal grandmother, Lan. A writer now, he addresses his story as a letter to his mother, who cannot read, “to tell you everything you’ll never know.” Casting a truly literary spell, Vuong’s tale of language and origin, beauty and the power of story, is an enrapturing first novel.

Two sessions of the Virtual Book Club: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous will be held on Monday, March 8from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, and again from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Register for the session of your choice. Copies of the book are available on Overdrive and through the Library Catalog.