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Watch Bridge Book Club discussion of ‘The Other Me’

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Bridge Book Club, Bridge Michigan’s bimonthly Michigan-focused book discussion series, made its 2022 debut on Wednesday with a discussion of “The Other Me.”


Bridge and more than 90 readers were joined by Michigan-born author Sarah Zachrich Jeng to talk about her debut novel. If you were not able to participate live, you can watch a recording of the talk between Gray and Amber DeLind, Bridge membership and engagement director, below.

“The Other Me,” a sci-fi/thriller novel, explores the choices we make and the ones made for us. Much of the book is set in Michigan.

During the Zoom, Zachrich Jeng discussed a number of themes, including her writing process, choosing a Michigan town as the setting for a major portion of her book, her perspective on technology and its role in our lives, the book’s themes of gender and self-determination and much more.

Watch the video here:

Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous sessions have featured "The World According to Fannie Davis," by Bridgett M. Davis, “Arc of Justice,” by Kevin Boyle, “The Women of the Copper Country,” by Mary Doria Russell, “Black Bottom Saints,” by Alice Randall, “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret,” by Steve Luxenberg, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, “Wounds” by Razel Jones and Daniel Abbott and “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls” by Anissa Gray.


Our next book club discussion is scheduled for April 2022. Stay tuned to Bridge for an announcement of our next Michigan-related book selection and the date of the next book club meeting.


Nearly 500 Bridge members received a free e-copy of “The Other Me” so they could take part in our December book club. If you would like a free e-book of future book club selections, join Bridge Club today.

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