Online: World Lit Now! - The Year of the Runaways

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The title for this month is The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota.

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota – (INDIA/ENGLAND) After journeying from India to England, the destinies of three young men and one woman become irreversibly entwined as they rely on one another in unforeseen ways. Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar and Randeep are middle-class boys, bound together by Avtar's secret. Randeep has a visa wife across town, whose cupboards are full of her husband's clothes in case the immigration agents surprise her with a visit. And the story of Narinder is the most surprising of them all.

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 are now taking 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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