Loyal Blues Book Club with Evviva

  • Evviva Weintraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries.

    Evviva Weintraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries

    Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries hosts our virtual book club exclusively for Loyal Blues.

    You’ll have the opportunity to connect with alumni and friends, all while having an expert educator guide you through several books annually.

    Our Summer Book

    Jhumpa Lahiri broke ground in her critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize winning debut collection of nine short stories, Interpreter of Maladies. Following the lives of Indian and Indian-American families in a variety of settings, these stories transverse generations, continents, and cultures, exploring the family dynamics, love stories, adaptation to change, mutable sense of “home” and struggles with belonging that are common to all of us. Her rich descriptions offer a strikingly clear view of the lives of her characters, in all their nuance and poignancy.

    I look forward to reading this collection with you all.


    How it works

    There is no cost to participate. Simply purchase a copy of the book and sign up below to receive emails. This title is available as an audiobook, though a variety of vendors as an eBook, and also through the Public Library through Overdrive. If you have trouble finding a copy, just let us know.

    Once you've signed up, you will receive periodic emails to guide you through the reading period, which will run from July 20 until August 11. can also join our Facebook Forum to discuss the book and post questions. We'll conclude with an interactive online discussion with Evviva on August 11.

    Interpreter of Maladies Virtual Book Discussion

    Please note the date change, our discussion of the book will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, August 11th at 5:30 p.m. est. You can access the discussion by clicking the button below.

    Discussion Questions

Suggest a Book

Have a book that you think might be interesting for the book club to read? Drop us a note and we'll add it to our list of recommendations.