In Person: World Lit Now!

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The title for this month is The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir by Ingrid Rojas Contreras - COLUMBIA/U.S.

Contreras was raised amid the political violence of 1980-1990s Colombia, in a house bustling with her mother’s fortune-telling clients. Her maternal grandfather, Nono, was gifted with “the secrets”: the power to talk to the dead, tell the future, treat the sick, and move clouds. In 2012, Contreras and her mother journey to Colombia to disinter Nono’s remains. With Mami as her often hilarious guide, Contreras traces her lineage back to her Indigenous and Spanish roots, uncovering the violent colonial narrative that would eventually break her family into two camps: those who believe “the secrets” are a gift, and those who are convinced they are a curse.

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

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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