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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 (