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Land of Milk and Honey. The book sits on a shelf. It has abstract, terrain-like shapes on it.

Anna Bauman

Land of Milk and Honey. The book sits on a shelf. It has abstract, terrain-like shapes on it.

Anna Bauman

Nerdette Book Club: ‘Land of Milk and Honey,’ discussed!

Anna Bauman

   

Nerdette Book Club is back to discuss our November selection, Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang! The novel follows an unnamed protagonist, a chef, who gets a job cooking for the uber-wealthy at a research facility in the Alps. The compound also just so happens to be one of the last places on Earth with fresh food due to devastating ecological collapse. It’s a novel about survival, privilege, and seeking pleasure at the end of the world.

Our readers this month are Aliza Abarbanel, co-founder and co-editor of Cake Zine, an independent print publication exploring society through sweets, and co-host of the podcast This is TASTE, and Miriam Kramer, news editor at WPLN in Nashville.

We do get into spoilers in the conversation! If you’re not ready to find out what happens yet, listen to our spoiler-free conversation with author C Pam Zhang here first.

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