ASU Book Group: 'The Circle That Fits' by Kevin Lichty
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The ASU Book Group's October 2023 reading selection is "The Circle That Fits” by Kevin Lichty. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. with two different options for attendance: either in-person at the Piper Writers House or virtually on Zoom (registration required for online attendance). In-person attendees are invited to join the author for lunch after at the University Club, no-host.
Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present.
This meeting of the ASU Book Group is also part of Humanities Week 2023.
This novel explores the fraught relationships between two parents and their son as they live in a traveling carnival. … From taxidermied humans to a shape-shifting lion tamer, the emotional, intense surrealism on display in this compressed novel knows no bounds.
Kevin Lichty is an instructor in English at ASU, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in 2017.
About the book group:
The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2023–24 are:
- Sep. 28 - “Lupine” by Jenny Irish
- Oct. 19 - “The Circle That Fits” by Kevin Lichty
- Nov. 16 - "Solving Modern Problems with a Stone-Age Brain" by Douglas Kenrick and David Lundberg-Kenrick
- Dec. - no meeting
- Jan. 25 - “Survival Math” by Mitchell S. Jackson
- Feb. 29 - “To Name the Bigger Lie” by Sarah Viren
- Mar. 28 - “There She Goes Again” by Aviva Dove-Viebahn
- Apr. 25 - "At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf" by Tara Ison
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.