Our Fall Book Discussion Series continues on Tuesday, October 13th at 7 p.m. with A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam. Set mainly in the 1970s against the backdrop of Bangladesh's Liberation War, A Golden Age is the story of one woman's experiences. Rehana ia a widowed mother of two almost-grown children with ties in both East and West Pakistan. The story is about her heartbreak, activism, resolve, risks, and choices. This is one that's destined to become a classic. Come and discuss it with us.
"Compelling…Anam is cracking open secrets, personal and political, to let the healing begin." -- O magazine
"In this striking debut novel . . . Anam deftly weaves the personal and the political, giving the terrors of war spare, powerful treatment while lyrically depicting the way in which the struggle for freedom allows Rehana to discover both her strength and her heart." The New Yorker
Following the discussion of A Golden Age, the upcoming discussion books are:
Tuesday, November 3, 7 p.m.: The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein
Tuesday, November 17, 7 p.m.: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
On Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m., Dr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean, Yale College, of Yale University will present the lecture: "Imagined Travels to Real Places: How Fiction Connects Us to Places We've Never Been."
For more information about the Series, click here.