Saturday, April 26, 2014

Brown Bag Book Club is now reading...


For its May 20th meeting, the Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing The Namesake, by Jumpta Lahiri. Come join the club for good books, good fun, and good food.* The Brown Bag Book Club meets at noon on the third Tuesday of each month, on the second floor of the Central Library.
The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged marriage, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.


*Good food depends upon what is in your brown bag!  Good books and good fun are guaranteed.

Visit Jhumpta Lahiri's Facebook page here.

This book is also available in Large Print.

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