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Summer Reading 2021: Klara and the Sun

About Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun
by Kazuo Ishiguro

 

Klara and the Sun tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.


Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: What does it mean to love? 

[Check out the author's short intro below!]

Ishiguro leaves us suspended over a rift in the presumptive order of things. Whose consciousness is limited, ours or a machine’s? Whose love is more true? If we ever do give robots the power to feel the beauty and anguish of the world we bring them into, will they murder us for it or lead us toward the light?  - The Atlantic

From the author

About the reader

  Bethany Hellerich, Science & Visual Arts

Past picks by Bethany:

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • What if?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  • Shrill by Lindy West