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The Cornell Club of Maryland is pleased to announce the third installment of our virtual book club, the Big Red Bookcase. Each quarter we feature a fiction novel written by Cornell alumni or faculty.  This summer, the Big Red Bookcase will discuss “The Apology.” We are pleased to share that author Jimin Han ’88 will join us for our meeting! 

The narrator of Han’s novel is a recently deceased 105-year-old woman named Hak Jeonga. “Whether dead or alive, Jeonga is a larger-than-life character, stubborn, judgmental, always active,” says a review in the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune. “Even when trying to materialize through the video screen on the back seat of a plane, her ghost cannot resist commenting on the tackiness of economy class: ‘Unlike the business-class seats that my sisters occupied, the accommodations here were cheap. Itchy polyester in a tweed cross-hatch of royal blue, yellow, and lime green.’”

Han’s novel was included on multiple “must read” lists including in the San Francisco Chronicle, Goodreads, Apple Books, and the L.A. Times. 

“The Apology” may be purchased at most major book sellers. CCMD members and friends and family are all welcome to participate-even if you don’t have time to finish the novel. You will receive a Zoom link with your registration confirmation.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Zoom | Zoom link will be included in your registration confirmation email upon registering

Event Questions? Contact Jenn Taylor