Join us this month ONE WEEK EARLIER than our usual meeting date. It will be the second Tuesday of the month this time, Dec. 13. And we'll be discussing the nonfiction book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
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. 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 21st century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.
Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. If you can't make it at the last minute, that's OK; just let us know by changing your RSVP on the site. We've had a lot of no-shows lately.
And feel free to bring a guest!
If you don't finish the book and still want to come, you're welcome to! (But we don't guarantee a spoiler-free discussion.)
Hope to see you there!
(Alexandria Book Circle does not charge for membership or attendance. But with Meetup's recent rate increase -- now $15 a month -- it is necessary to put a collection box on the table at our discussions, for any small and completely voluntary contribution you'd like to make, to help defray the cost. Even the change you get back from buying your meal is appreciated.)
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