MBG: What Does It Mean To Be Human?

On Tuesday, June 14, Martha’s Book Group will discuss Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s the story of a sickly teenager, her reclusive neighbor, and her artificial friend.

Situated in the not-too-distant future when highly programmed androids can be purchased to provide companionship for lonely teens, this novel explores the insecurities of coming of age and the complexities of loving too much. Ishiguro is the 2017 Nobel Prize winner for literature and author of The Remains of the Day, which won the Booker Prize in 1989.

The group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Bay Club for a discussion of what it means to be human amid the rapidly expanding field of artificial intelligence. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information or a list of upcoming book selections, contact Sarah Schuch at bookclub|||plvoice|||org|||Bookclub Info.