Open Book Club
The Library is partnering with Access, Wellbeing and Equity to bring the Murdoch University community a new diverse book club!
The Open Book Club selects a novel each month with a different diversity and inclusion topic. The aim of the club is to encourage and establish social connections, introduce participants to new authors and diverse topics, and offer a fun and inclusive space. There is a new book each month, but it’s completely up to you on how often you come along.
All the books will be accessible through different means, whether that’s online or physical copies from the Murdoch Geoffery Bolton Library or your local library. There are also apps such as Libby and BorowBox where you can borrow books for free – all you need is a West Australian Library Card.
There is no need to sign up, just keep an eye on this page, the Murdoch University Library Facebook page, or the Murdoch Events Schedule for the next meet up and come along for a chat. We’ll talk about the theme of the book, what we liked and disliked, and catch up with each other and meet new people – very casual!
It’s open to everyone to join, including staff, students and friends. We hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, 27 September, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Foyer, Geoffrey Bolton Library
What: The Overstory by Richard Powers
A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe
‘The best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period’ – Ann Patchett
The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of - and paean to - the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.