This Fall the Readers’ Circle will embark on our next “literal” voyage with Around the World in Books!
Thursday, September 28th @ 7 pm
Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup (2018)
“…follows the interconnected lives of characters searching for true intimacy. The novel sweeps across India, from an island, to a valley, a city, and a snow desert to tell a love story of epic proportions… Latitudes of Longing offers a soaring view of humanity: our beauty and ugliness, our capacity to harm and love each other, and our mysterious and sacred relationship with nature.”- provided by publisher.
Thursday, October 26th @ 7 pm
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi (2010)
“In the village of al-Awafi in Oman live three sisters. Mayya Marries after a heartbreak. Asma marries from a sense of duty. Khawla rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. Celestial Bodies is the story of the history and people of modern Oman told through one family’s losses and loves.” – from the catalog record
Thursday, November 30th @ 7 pm
Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge (2020)
“In the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an, an amateur cryptozoologist is tasked with uncovering the stories of its fabled beasts, which draws her deep within a mystery that threatens her very sense of self.” – from the catalog record
Thursday, January 25th @ 7 pm
Transatlantic by Colum McCann (2013)
“A tale spanning 150 years and two continents reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan.” – from the catalog record
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