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Nerdette Book Club: 'Trust,' discussed! The book 'Trust' sits on a shelf of colorful books. The cover depicts a sky scraper in a glass case in mist.

Anna Bauman

Nerdette Book Club: 'Trust,' discussed! The book 'Trust' sits on a shelf of colorful books. The cover depicts a sky scraper in a glass case in mist.

Anna Bauman

Nerdette Book Club: 'Trust,' discussed!

Anna Bauman

   

Nerdette Book Club’s December selection, Hernan Diaz’s critically-acclaimed Trust, is a novel that invites readers to question the very act of reading.

The historical novel is actually four different pieces of writing — a novella, an unfinished autobiography, a memoir and an excerpt from a personal diary. Each section changes the meaning of the preceding piece, creating what critic Hillary Kelly called a “puzzle box” in her review for LA Times.

Kelly joined Lupita Aquino, who you can find on Instagram as @LupitaReads, to unpack the elements of this multi-layered story.

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