January Book Club Meeting

  • January 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Our book for January sounds great, can't wait to get going on it.
"Behind The Beautiful Forevers" Katherine Boo.

See you then!

Claudia

Below is a summary:

Overview In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.
 

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  • Almira D.

    Fun and great discussion. Thank you Claudi

    January 23, 2014

  • Lainie

    I'm really hoping to make it this month! Having a toddler makes for many unexpected surprises.

    January 17, 2014

  • Ben

    If anyone is still looking for a free copy of the book, St. Paul Public Library has digital copies still avalalbe to check out and download. Just FYI.

    December 31, 2013

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