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Afternoon Book Discussion

"Afterlife" by Julia Alvarez

2024-02-26 15:00:00 2024-02-26 16:00:00 America/New_York Afternoon Book Discussion "Afterlife" by Julia Alvarez. Discussion moderated by Library Staff. Peapack and Gladstone branch - Meeting Room

Monday, February 26
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-26 15:00:00 2024-02-26 16:00:00 America/New_York Afternoon Book Discussion "Afterlife" by Julia Alvarez. Discussion moderated by Library Staff. Peapack and Gladstone branch - Meeting Room

"Afterlife" by Julia Alvarez. Discussion moderated by Library Staff.

New book discussion participants are always welcome.

Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves--lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack--but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words. 

Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including--maybe especially--members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Social | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | #bookdiscussion | #Book Discussion | #book club |

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