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Land of Milk and Honey. The cover of the book is abstract and colorful, evoking a mountainous horizon line. The book is on a shelf with other books.

Anna Bauman

Land of Milk and Honey. The cover of the book is abstract and colorful, evoking a mountainous horizon line. The book is on a shelf with other books.

Anna Bauman

Nerdette Book Club: C Pam Zhang on ‘Land of Milk and Honey’

Anna Bauman

   

It is the month of November and our Book Club selection is C Pam Zhang’s Land of Milk and Honey. It takes place in an alarmingly conceivable future where the world is on the brink of ecological collapse. A smog is enveloping the earth, making it difficult for crops to grow. Our narrator is a chef who is straddled with inherited debt and locked out of the United States. She takes a mysterious job cooking for an elite research community in the Italian Alps that is able to grow the food she loves in labs.

In this spoiler-free conversation with C Pam Zhang, we get into the influence of the pandemic on her writing, her loss of religion, and strawberries. Grab a copy and read along with us! We’ll be back with an in-depth, spoilery conversation on the last Tuesday of the month. You can join the conversation by recording a voice memo and sending it to nerdettepodcast@gmail.com. Happy reading!

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