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Simpson Book of the Month Club

Adult Book DiscussionJoin us for our book discussion on Monday, September 15, at 7:00 pm!  We're reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.

 

Born in the United States, reared in a series of provisional households in Mexico--from a coastal island jungle to 1930s Mexico City--Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers who put him to work in the kitchen, errands he runs in the streets, and one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. He discovers a passion for Aztec history and meets the exotic, imperious artist Frida Kahlo, who will become his lifelong friend. When he goes to work for Lev Trotsky, an exiled political leader fighting for his life, Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution, newspaper headlines and howling gossip, and a risk of terrible violence. 

 

Light refreshments are provided. This program will take place in the Tutoring Rooms, located on the upper level of the library. Registration is not required, and new members are welcome! If you’re interested in learning more please contact Rebecca at simpson@cumberlandcountylibraries.org.

 

 

 

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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