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Vermont Reads: Last Night at the Telegraph Club Discussion

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September 26, 2023: 5:00 pm

Last Night at the Telegraph Club book cover

Explore a multi-generational novel of personal stories, difficult issues and historical events set in 1950s San Francisco. Scholar Suzanne Brown leads the discussion.

Join us for a facilitated discussion of the Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, this years Vermont Reads choice.  Lo’s book is about teenager Lily Hu, who is fully immersed in the life and culture of San Francisco’s Chinatown, home to Chinese immigrant families like hers. But as she comes of age in the 1950s, her passion for rockets and space exploration is matched by her curiosity about the Telegraph Club, located in a neighboring part of the city her parents have asked her to avoid. 

Last Night at The Telegraph Club explores themes of self-acceptance, familial and cultural ties, US/China relations, LGBTQ+ and Feminist history, McCarthyism and xenophobia, music of the 1940s and 1950s, and the Asian American experience, among others. 

Copies of the novel are available at both the Quechee and Wilder Libraries.


The hybrid discussion will be hosted at Quechee Library, with refreshments. Zoom link is available upon request.




September 26, 2023
5:00 pm
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Kate Schaal
(802) 295-1232


Quechee Library
1957 Main St
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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