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West Branch Book Discussion

Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande

2020-01-30 18:30:00 2020-01-30 20:00:00 America/Chicago West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly book discussion. January: Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande West Branch

Thursday, January 30
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-30 18:30:00 2020-01-30 20:00:00 America/Chicago West Branch Book Discussion West Branch's monthly book discussion. January: Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande West Branch

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West Branch's monthly book discussion. January: Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande

Join us for West Branch's monthly book discussion group. We read a variety of contemporary fiction and non-fiction and meet once a month for a thoughtful discussion. Contact discussion leader Becky Clark at 630-264-3431 for a copy of the book or the list of current chosen titles.

Book description:

Winner of the American Book Award, Across a Hundred Mountains is a stunning and poignant novel about a young girl who leaves her small town in Mexico to find her father, who left his family to find work in America—a story of migration, loss, and discovery. After a tragedy separates her from her mother, Juana García leaves in search of her father, who left them two years earlier. Out of money and in need of someone to help her across the border, Juana meets Adelina Vasquez, a young woman who left her family in California to follow her lover to Mexico. Finding themselves—in a Tijuana jail—in desperate circumstances, they offer each other much needed material and spiritual support and ultimately become linked forever in the most unexpected of ways. In Across a Hundred Mountains, Reyna Grande puts a human face on the controversial issue of immigration, helping readers to better understand those who risk life and limb every day in pursuit of a better life. (publisher description)

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West Branch

Phone: 630-264-3600
Fax: 630-844-8695
Branch manager
Scott Grotto

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We're closed Sunday July 19
Mon, Jul 13 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jul 14 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jul 15 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 17 Closed
Sat, Jul 18 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Jul 19 Closed

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This branch is connected to Washington Middle School and known for its creattive displays and programs for adults. Complete with three study rooms and two conference rooms.

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