Plano Reads: Join Second Tuesday Book Club on May 14 for ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’
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Plano Reads: Join Second Tuesday Book Club on May 14 for ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’

Second Tuesday Book Club will meet in person and on Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in the program room at Schimelpfenig Library, to discuss our fifth book of 2024, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is the story of a three-decade-long friendship and artistic
collaboration . . . the story of two brilliant people, who are fantastic at making art and somewhat less fantastic at being humans. It’s about how rewarding and tender and volatile creative collaboration can be, and what it feels like to truly share one’s work with someone. It’s about how difficult it is to connect even though we have ever-increasing means to do so, and the possibility of making meaningful connections in virtual spaces. It’s about why it’s worth it to continue loving people and making things in an imperfect and uncertain universe. (From the author’s Reading Group Guide)

Please email Alice McGoldrick at or Nicole Border at or you may call Schimelpfenig Library at 972-769-4200, if you have questions or comments.

We look forward to seeing you at the library or on Zoom!

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

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In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name.

For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. They borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo: a game where players can escape the confines of a body and the betrayals of a heart, and where death means nothing more than a chance to restart and play again. This is the story of the perfect worlds Sam and Sadie build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success: Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy. Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, games as artform, technology and the human experience, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before. (from the Publisher)

“Sure to enchant even those who have never played a video game in their lives, with instant cult status for those who have.”Kirkus Reviews

“. . . a novel that draws any curious reader into the pioneering days of a vast entertainment industry too often scorned by bookworms. And with the depth and sensitivity of a fine fiction writer, she argues for the abiding appeal of the flickering screen.”The Washington Post

“.. . . a big, beautifully written novel about an underexplored topic, that succeeds in being both serious art and immersive entertainment.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR

Gabrielle Zevin is an internationally best-selling author with novels translated into over thirty-nine languages. The author was born in New York City in 1977 and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. Like her character Sam Masur’s parents, the author’s mother is originally from Korea and her father Jewish. Also like Sam, Gabrielle attended Harvard, though she majored in English with a concentration in American Literature.

Zevin’s first published novel was Margarettown, in 2005. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry rose to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list in 2014. Zevin also writes for young adults and has written screenplays and book reviews. Her screenplay, Conversations with Other Women, was made into the film by the same name starring Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart and directed by her partner, Hans Canosa. Zevin’s reviews have been published in the New York Times, as well as on NPR.

Read more about the author on her website.

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