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Samantha S




Tav on the Ave

Tav on the Ave

Tav on the Ave, 1120, Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

Mankato’s December Girly Book Club

Tav on the Ave, 1120, Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

Book Club Starts
December 10th at 6 PM

In December to celebrate the holidays we’ll be holding a Dirty Santa Book Swap. Please bring a wrapped new or lightly read copy of your favorite book. You’ll then have the chance to unwrap a book or steal one from someone else who has already unearthed the best finds! You can only steal a book twice! Then it’s found it’s permanent home. Let the games begin.

Note: We will be located in the back room of the Tav near the patio. Please come in your most festive sweater and get ready to have a good time!


This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary Exhalation, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in The Lifecycle of Software Objects, a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: Omphalos and Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom.

In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth—What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?—and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion


We encourage you to buy local and support independent businesses! Otherwise, you can pick up the latest copy of the book below

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Tav on the Ave, 1120, Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

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