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   Books 'n' Bites @ your library (Book Club)
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:00 PM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:30 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Free Event: Free
Category:
Events & Activities
Description:

Once a month this group meets in Vail Public Library's Community Room to share conversation inspired by the book of the month.

Join us! in January for Books 'n' Bites featuring “Everybody’s son” by Thrity Umrigar.

During a terrible heat wave in 1991—the worst in a decade—ten-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, alone, for seven days, without air conditioning or a fan. With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. Hot, hungry, and desperate, Anton shatters a window and climbs out. Cutting his leg on the broken glass, he is covered in blood when the police find him. Juanita, his mother, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, nearly unconscious and half-naked. When she comes to, she repeatedly asks for her baby boy. She never meant to leave Anton—she went out for a quick hit and was headed right back, until her drug dealer raped her and kept her high. Though the bond between mother and son is extremely strong, Anton is placed with child services while Juanita goes to jail. The Harvard-educated son of a US senator, Judge David Coleman is a scion of northeastern white privilege. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, David uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Anton, with him and his wife, Delores—actions that will have devastating consequences in the years to come. Following in his adopted family’s footsteps, Anton, too, rises within the establishment. But when he discovers the truth about his life, his birth mother, and his adopted parents, this man of the law must come to terms with the moral complexities of crimes committed by the people he loves most.

For more information please call 970-479-2187.  You may also visit us at vaillibrary.com.

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