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SPRING 2024 KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION DISPLACEMENT

Starting in February, participants in the KML book discussion will take up the theme of Displacement on an international scale.  On the list for Spring are four twenty-first century novels that examine historical events from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century that echo across time.  Although all the novels have been written since 2011, the events have deeper roots. The stories are unified as a geography of personal and national suffering and loss.

Feb. 15            Erpenbeck, Jenny. Go, Went, Gone. 2015.  Germany/Africa

March 14        Twan Eng, Tan. The Garden of Evening Mists. 2011. Malaysia/Japan

April 11           Zeniter, Alice. The Art of Losing. 2017. Algeria/France

May 9              Slimani, Leila. In the Country of Others. 2021. France/Morocco

The KML Book Discussion is free and open to the public. It meets once a month on a Thursday, from Feb. through May on Zoom from 4:30 to 5:30. Kent Memorial Library makes every effort to have books on hand for the group so when you register, please let the staff know if you will need a copy or will obtain your own. The group discussion is organized by Betty Krasne, PhD, a writer who lives in Kent (bettykrasne.com.)