EventsAfternoon Book Club: 'Lost Children Archive' by Valeria Luiselli

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Afternoon Book Club: 'Lost Children Archive' by Valeria Luiselli

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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The Civic Center Library's Afternoon Book Club will meet virtually on Zoom on Thursday, August 18th from 1:00-2:00pm to discuss Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli.

This afternoon book club currently meets online on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1:00-2:00pm.  All are welcome to join!


Lost Children Archive (book) or Lost Children Archive (ebook) or Lost Children Archive (downloadable audiobook) by Valeria Luiselli

A fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today.

A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. The father, a sound documentarist, hopes to gather an "inventory of echoes" from this historic, mythic place. The mother, a radio journalist, becomes consumed by the news she hears on the car radio, about the thousands of children trying to reach America but getting stranded at the southern border, held in detention centers, or being sent back to their homelands, to an unknown fate. But as the family drives farther west--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure--both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.

Told through the voices of the mother and her son, as well as through a stunning tapestry of collected texts and images--including prior stories of migration and displacement—this is a story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. Blending the personal and the political with astonishing empathy, it is a powerful, wholly original work of fiction: exquisite, provocative, and deeply moving.

- adapted from the publisher


For disability accommodations please phone 415-473-3220 (Voice), CA Relay 711, or e-mail library@marincounty.org at least five business days in advance of the event. The County will do its best to fulfill requests received with less than five business days’ notice. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.

Para adaptaciones por discapacidad, por favor llame a 415-473-3220 (Voz), Servicio de Retransmisión de CA 711, o envíe un correo electrónico a library@marincounty.org al menos con cinco días hábiles de anticipación al evento. El Condado hará su mejor esfuerzo para satisfacer las solicitudes recibidas con menos de cinco días hábiles de antelación. Hay copias de los documentos disponibles en formatos alternativos, previa solicitud.

Suitable for:
Adults.
Type:
Book Clubs & Author Events.
Language:
English

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