Online: World Lit Now! - How Beautiful We Were

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The title for this month is How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue.

Set in a fictional African village, this novel tells the story of people living in fear amid environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. The people of Kosawa decide to fight back. The novel explores what happens when the drive for profit comes up against a community’s determination.

Join us for World Lit Now!, a book-discussion group focused on recently published, award-winning literature from around the globe. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am from January through November. Meetings take place via Zoom. New readers are always welcome! Barb Jennes, Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate, leads the group’s always-lively discussions. Please register below.

*Everyone who registers below will receive the Zoom link.

Many of the book discussion titles can be downloaded via the Library's Hoopla or Overdrive services. Check for video instructions on using Hoopla. Print copies are available at the Library for most book groups. Call 203-438-2282 about reserving books. Copies can also be purchased at Books on the Common at a 15% discount.

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