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Adult Book Club

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This month’s selection is:

In the Time of the ButterfliesIn the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas–the Butterflies.

In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters–Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé–speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.

Book ClubAdult Book Club

Interested in reviewing and discussing intriguing contemporary fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics?  Then you’ll love our Adult Book Club!

Join us as we explore books of all kinds—contemporary fiction, special interests, current and past affairs, fun trends, memoirs, etc. The purpose of the Thursday Book Club is to offer readers a fresh approach to the traditional book club.

Copies of the Adult Book Club book selections will be available at the library and to order.  Reserving a copy is highly recommended.

Book discussions will be held the last Thursday of the month.

Call (964-2020) or drop by for this month’s selection.

We look forward to sharing a reading adventure with you!

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Fort Bragg Library
Phone:
707-964-2020
Website:
fortbragglibrary.org

Venue

Fort Bragg Library
499 E Laurel St
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Phone:
707-964-2020