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Encino Book Club
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Category: Clubs

LACPA’s Spring Book Club Selection: 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin  


One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times, TIME, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Daily, Slate, Self.com, Bookpage, Kirkus, SheReads, GoodReads, Goop, and The What List

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Jimmy Fallon Book Club Pick • A Time Must-Read Book of the Year • A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction • BookPage Best Fiction of the Year

Book Summary

The novel Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin centers on Sam and Sadie, who met when they were younger and bonded over video games.  They had a falling out but reconnected when they were both in college.  The story is centered in Los Angeles and does a beautiful job of describing the city. Sam grew up in Echo Park and Sadie grew up on the Westside.  

The book explores their relationship of friendship, including love and hate, as well as their cultural differences as Sam is Korean and Sadie is Jewish.  Video games, including how they are created and marketed, is the central topic of the book and thus the reader learns quite a bit about them.  Since video games are important to so many people, perhaps including the people with whom we work clinically, having a greater understanding of them can be valuable.  Additionally, the novel explores the topic of chronic pain and how it impacts one's life. 

This is a wonderful novel for LACPA readers. It is psychologically minded, well written, insightful and provocative.  Thus, it is expected to inspire interesting discussions in our book club meetings.

A Sample of Amazon Reviews

"Zevin is a great writer who makes you care deeply about her characters....Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow resonated with me for personal reasons, but I think Zevin’s exploration of partnership and collaboration is worth reading no matter who you are. Even if you’re skeptical about reading a book about video games, the subject is a terrific metaphor for human connection." —Bill Gates

"Delightful and absorbing...Zevin burns precisely zero calories arguing that game designers are creative artists of the highest order. Instead, she accepts that as a given, and wisely so, for the best of them plainly are...Expansive and entertaining...Dozens of Literary Gamers will cherish the world she’s lovingly conjured. Meanwhile, everyone else will wonder what took them so long to recognize in video games the beauty and drama and pain of human creation." —Tom Bissell, The New York Times 

“Woven throughout [Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow] are meditations on originality, appropriation, the similarities between video games and other forms of art, the liberating possibilities of inhabiting a virtual world, and the ways in which platonic love can be deeper and more rewarding—especially in the context of a creative partnership—than romance.” —The New Yorker

Please RSVP directly to the Book Club facilitator

.Santa Clarita - Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 AM

This will be an In Person meeting at the home of Michelle Witkin

Address will be provided upon RSVP

Hosted by Dr. Lynne Steinman

[email protected]  

(661) 259-0144 


Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 PM

Hosted by Dr. Cris Scaglione 

[email protected]

(949) 939-1943 


Sunday, May 19th at 3:00 PM

Hosted by Dr. Pamela McCrory

[email protected]

(818) 999- 4126  

 Join us for great discussions with fellow LACPA members!


Amy Rosett, Ph.D.
PSY 13380
Book Club Leader, LACPA

16055 Ventura Blvd., Suite 720
Encino, CA 91436

"The opinions of presenters at informal forums, such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or club meetings, and their approach to psychological issues and interventions do not represent a formal endorsement of any position by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association or its members. The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are purely those of the presenter."