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Duration: 2 wks
Date range: March 8 to March 15
Date(s) of the week: Wednesday
Hour: 6:30–8 p.m.
Quarter: Winter 2023
Prerequisite: None
Textbook: "Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships" by NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg, and "Crying in the H Mart" by musician Michelle Zauner
Address: Palo Alto High School Library
Price: $45
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How do close friendships and family relationships shape the people we are today? And what’s food got to do with it?

Join us to discuss two stylistically different but equally compelling memoirs:

  • Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg
  • and

  • Crying in the H Mart by musician Michelle Zauner

The food at these two authors’ tables may be different, but their memoirs dish up universal themes of friendship and kinship that are ripe for discussion.

For more information, please visit Shelf Indulgence Book Club: March is for Memoir.

Student Comments

I really enjoyed how Rachel, the instructor, structured the Shelf Indulgence Book Club class and discussions.

Sandi Martignetti