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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

  • Mango: Fondue & Lounge

    1818 W War Memorial Dr, Peoria, Il (map)

    40.736824 -89.622604

  • We will be in the middle dining area behind the hostess stand.
  • Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  This book should generate a good discussion.  You might find it helpful to consult the following web site while reading the book:

    http://www.annotated-oscar-wao.com/index.html

    Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.

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  • Eden

    I'm here if anyone is coming.

    May 12, 2014

  • Eden

    Ok, headache survivable. I'll be there tonight!

    May 12, 2014

  • Derek S.

    I won't be attending this meet (Too late to finish the book I'm into and read this one as well), but please let me know the next selection so I may attend next month. Thanks!

    May 9, 2014

    • Eden

      It's posted for June.

      May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not going to make it either...plus I can't make next month, arghhh.....couldn't read the book. Got to page 21 and just couldn't go any further

    May 12, 2014

  • David G.

    I will have to work later tonight and can't make it

    May 12, 2014

  • Mike T.

    I had canceled it due to lack of interest. I would recommend canceling the un-cancel to avoid confusion.

    May 12, 2014

  • Eden

    For some reason the meetup was showing up as canceled? I un-canceled it. I am on the fence whether I can make it. I hope to.

    May 12, 2014

  • Jenny

    Tried really hard to read this book but couldn't get past 120 pages and now I have a conflict on this night anyway...hope to see you next month!

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Decided to prolong my stay in Austin for Mother's Day.

    May 5, 2014

  • Greg C.

    Sorry, I'll be working at Indy

    May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be late.

    April 30, 2014

    • Mike T.

      Come when you can make it. Would like to hear your comments about the book

      April 30, 2014

  • Greg C.

    What is the next book? I would like to get started.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • David G.

    Just finished. great book!!!!

    April 3, 2014

  • David G.

    Ready for the next book. Any selection made yet? :)

    March 11, 2014

    • Eden

      The Amazon Top 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime is a good place to start.http://www.amazon.com...­

      1 · March 22, 2014

    • David G.

      Thanks Eden that's a great place to start!

      March 23, 2014

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