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Alumni Book Club: Summer Read

The Nevada Alumni Book Club is an online community where alumni can connect with each other and enjoy books from a range of genres. There is no cost to participate – you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. If you haven't signed up you can do so online to join in on the conversation. 

Our summer read is Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond! We can't wait to start reading and discussing this book with you on Friday, May 27th

Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood is a “breathless” story about growing up in a family of outlaws. To the young Cheryl Diamond, life felt like one big adventure, whether she was hurtling down the Himalayas in a rickety car or mingling with underworld fixers. Her family appeared to be an unbreakable gang of five. One day they were in Australia, the next in South Africa, the pattern repeating as they crossed continents, changed identities, and erased their pasts. What Diamond didn’t yet know was that she was born into a family fleeing from the highest international law enforcement agencies, a family with secrets that would eventually catch up to all of them. By the time she was in her teens, Diamond had lived dozens of lives and lies, but as she grew older, love and trust turned to fear and violence, and her family—the only people she had in the world—began to unravel. She started to realize that her life itself might be a big con, and the people she loved, the most dangerous of all. With no way out and her identity burned so often that she had no proof she even existed, all that was left was a girl from nowhere. Surviving would require her to escape, and to do so Diamond would have to unlearn all the rules she grew up with. Wild, heartbreaking, and often unexpectedly funny, Nowhere Girl is an impossible-to-believe true story of self-discovery and triumph.

“Nowhere Girl is a courageous, heart-breaking, and beautifully written story of a girl doing everything in her power to protect the ones she loves.” - Paul Haggis, Academy Award-winning writer/director of Crash, Million Dollar Baby, and Casino Royale

How it works
The book club will connect through a private online forum where people can discuss the current book and network with each other. The group will spend two months on each book, so you'll have plenty of time to read. To learn more visit our sign-up page.

What book are we reading?
We will spend roughly 2-3 months reading each book and in advance of starting a new book, members will have an opportunity to vote on the next book. We haven't held the vote for this book just yet but if you join today, you can vote on our next pick!

Why should you join?
There are three main reasons we hope you'll be excited to participate in our book club:

1) Connect with fellow alumni
2) Be a part of a lifelong learning community
3) Reading is good for you!

We hope you’ll join us on the literary adventures that lie ahead!

Dial-In Information

The book club will be managed by PBC Guru. PBC Guru manages professional book clubs for companies and the Nevada Alumni Association and will be moderating the group to help make this program a great experience for all participants. Please email them at info@pbc.guru with any questions or visit their website at http://www.pbc.guru to see more of what they do.

Dial-In Information

The book club will be managed by PBC Guru. PBC Guru manages professional book clubs for companies and the Nevada Alumni Association and will be moderating the group to help make this program a great experience for all participants. Please email them at info@pbc.guru with any questions or visit their website at http://www.pbc.guru to see more of what they do.

Friday, May 27

More dates through August 5, 2022

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