Discuss in September: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Based on the level of interest in this book from our latest poll, we'll be discussing The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz in September.

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.

(from amazon.com)

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  • Grace G.

    I really enjoyed the discussion and look forward to seeing the group again in October.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will have to miss this month's book club because of my hectic work schedule. I'll be there next month!

    September 14, 2013

  • ceil

    I will be bringing a friend...

    September 13, 2013

  • Charlie A.

    yay! Cannot wait to attend!

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • Grace G.

    Love to read!! I've been looking for a local book group and look forward to my first discussion.

    1 · August 15, 2013

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