The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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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  • Jessica C

    My introduction to your book club proved rewarding. Thank you for the thought-provoking fodder, Rebecca. I look forward to new books and new perspectives in the future.

    1 · May 1

  • Betsy

    Great discussion, Rebecca. It really helped me understand the book and some of the underlying themes with much more clarity. Am grateful to learn from such a smart group of women.

    1 · May 1

  • katherine

    Just returned home and cannot go tonight, I had an auto accident and need to deal with this.
    Did not like this book at all. I had heard great things about the author, but did not like it at all.

    April 30

  • Emily N.

    Car trouble - I'll catch the next one!

    April 30

  • Ruth M.

    sorry I can't join you.

    April 29

  • Kate P.

    Very much not going to have this book read in time. Enjoy the meeting!

    April 27

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