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March Nonfiction Meetup: "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"

  • Mar 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Please join us for the March nonfiction pick, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. From the New York Times:

"'Zehrunisa Husain was a tear-factory even on good days; it was one of her chief ways of starting conversations,” Katherine Boo writes in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, her exquisitely accomplished first book. Novelists dream of defining characters this swiftly and beautifully, but Ms. Boo is not a novelist. She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. She makes it very easy to forget that this book is the work of a reporter.

"Half an acre. 335 huts. 3,000 people. And a concrete wall that is supposed to hide them from view: this is Annawadi, the Mumbai slum that comes vibrantly to life in this book’s pages. Ms. Boo says that she chose Annawadi because the scale of this “sumpy plug of slum” bordering a lake of sewage was small, and its location was fraught with possibilities. Annawadi sits beside the road to the Mumbai airport, on 'a stretch where new India and old India collided and made new India late.' In 2008, at the time the events in the book unfolded, scavenging and trash sorting were the children of Annawadi’s most promising career choices."

Purchase at your local bookstore, or:

Amazon

Half.com/eBay


Please also visit our page on getting books at local libraries.

We generally get a HUGE number of RSVPs and a low turnout.  This is fine, but it would be nice if you could change your RSVP to "no" if you decide you can't come.

Thank you!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am tied up in a meeting for work and just found out about another I must attend. There is a possibility I might not be able to make the meetup tonight. I have read the book and would love to engage in conversation, but my schedule is a bit ambiguous at the moment.

    March 13, 2013

  • Kai Y

    I'm afraid I haven't finished the book yet, and will not be attending. I'm halfway through and thought I would've finished by now. Hope to attend next month's meeting!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    fyi last couple of Notable bookclub meetups there were few empty seats at Teaism...fortunately we had a small turnout!

    March 12, 2013

  • Heather

    Taking myself off the list as something else has come up for tomorrow.

    March 12, 2013

  • sarah

    sorry - I double booked wed night too; hope to get to a meeting soon!

    March 12, 2013

  • Faith R.

    I'm afraid I overbooked myself

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I signed up for this meeting but am unable to attend. I am enjoying the book and I'm sorry I'll miss the discussion. I look forward to attending a future book discussion.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really interesting book so far. The video clips on the Nook enhanced version are great!

    February 20, 2013

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