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Washoe County Library Virtual Book Discussion: Leave the World Behind by Alam Rumaan
Welcome to a Virtual WCLS Book Group Discussion. Today's title was chosen by the SO Very Literary Book Group at the South Valleys Library. This discussion is open to everyone and is held via Zoom. Please register for this event and you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information. This title is in Overdrive, the library's downloadable e-book catalog, but there may be a wait list.
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Leave the World Behind by Alam Rumaan
Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.
Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other? (Amazon.com)
January: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
February: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
March:The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson
April: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
May: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
June: The Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
July: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
August: Leave the World Behind by Alam Rumaan
September: The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder
October: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
November: Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit
December: Book Share to select titles for next year
- Thursday, August 19, 2021
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- South Valleys Library
- Book Club