The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

I am excited to finally be reading this author!

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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  • Michal

    Unfortunately I have to cancel in the last minute. I read and enjoyed the book and am sorry to miss the discussion.

    May 15, 2013

  • JillyFay

    Oops - just realized I was RSVPd for yes but I'm not good - sorry!! Can you please remind me what the June book is. Thanks and have fun!

    May 15, 2013

  • Laura

    I'm so sorry to miss it! I didn't get a chance to read the book and I'm feeling under the weather. :( Have a great time guys!!

    May 15, 2013

  • Irene V

    Sorry, cannot make it in the end. See you next time

    May 15, 2013

  • leanne

    Whoops, didn't realize I had rsvp'd yes to this one! Can't make it tonight I'm afraid.

    May 15, 2013

  • Sarah

    I'm in NY on business! Miss you all...

    May 14, 2013

  • Paula-Jo (PJ) H.

    See you around 7:30p latest.....

    May 14, 2013

  • Cathy

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    May 14, 2013

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    A former member

    Wish I could make this meet up but I have a previous commitment

    May 12, 2013

  • Kate R.

    Out of town again! :( Sad to miss two in a row, but I should be back in June.

    May 6, 2013

  • Laura B.

    I look forward to reading this book and joining the discussion.

    March 28, 2013

  • Laura B.

    Have had this book for some time both paper and unabridged audio, so will be able to read and share.

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Laura

    Sounds good!! :)

    February 14, 2013

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