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Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Fiction, Travelogues, Memoirs on List of Good Reads

Cover of "Map of Betrayal," a book by Ha Jin.The Morris County Library will introduce a new Read Around the World Book Club with an international theme on Thursday, May 31.  It will be led by a new librarian, Ariel Zeitlin, who ran several highly regarded book clubs for six years at Livingston Public Library.

Read Around the World list for 2018 includes fiction, travelogues, memoirs, and even one graphic novel.  Each meeting will include a multimedia component such as a clip from a feature film adaptations or an author interview, brief Skype sessions with experts, or musical selections related to the book.  The first selection will be A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin, a highly acclaimed novel of espionage and family secrets set in China.

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After the initial meeting, to be held at 2:15 p.m. on May 31 in upstairs Room 211, the book club will gather monthly on the third Thursday of the month, from 2:15 to 3:15pm.

“I’m excited to get to know the community of readers in Morris County, and I believe that this worldly, sophisticated content will appeal to a wide range of residents,” said Zeitlin

“Read Around the World’’ fits in perfectly with the Library’s drive to diversify and expand our public programming,” added library director Susan Calantone. “It will round out our selection of book clubs, which already includes the Mystery Book Club, StarStuFF  science fiction and fantasy group, and our long-running Morris County Library Book Club.”

All programs at Morris County Library, which is located in the Whippany section of Hanover Township, are free and open to the public, space permitting. For more information on Read Around the World Book Club or any other events, visit or stop by the Library any time for flyers.

Says Ms. Calantone, “Come and visit us. You’ll find it hard to leave without a book!”