This month we will be discussing In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende.
During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatamala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice.
As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love.
Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of -- and our need for -- love.
If you would like to participate, please contact Lynn via phone (740.446.7323 x 229), e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by stopping in at the Library.
You may pick up a copy of the book located on the cart (right outside the door to Lynn's office) in the children's play room.
Please sign the notebook sheet beside the number listed on the paper tucked in the book. Also, please make sure to stop at the Circulation Desk and check the book out.
July's title will be Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.