Fiction Lab - June 2022

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme.

A bookcase filled with books
Jennifer Rohn

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you're an interested reader who has something to say, then come join us at the Ri on the second Monday of every month.

The format of Fiction Lab is simple. all you need to do is check this page for the book choice, read the book beforehand and then drop into the Ri to discuss it with other fiction lovers.

If you would like to join the event virtually, please contact Jennifer to get a link to the video call.

This month's book

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 

As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away. Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother's life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family's story through continents and generations will take her deep into the dark heart of modern America.

Covid guidelines

In line with government guidance, face masks are no longer mandatory. But while Covid-19 cases remain high, we recommend that face coverings are worn in our Theatre and at Ri events. Please also continue to observe other Covid-secure measures, such as maintaining a social distance where possible.

Please do not attend the Ri if you are displaying Covid-symptoms and/or are still returning a positive test.

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