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September 2023 Book Club

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Regan Aduddell
Member Contact
Carolyn Lyons
LWVCM Hosted
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
 In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we welcome you to join our virtual book club meeting to discuss Solito:  A Memoir by Javier Zamora.  A 2022 Goodreads nominee for Best Memoir & Autobiography, Solito: A Memoir is the author’s story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at nine years of age.

Goodreads description:

Javier's adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone except for a group of strangers and a coyote hired to lead them to safety, Javier's trip is supposed to last two short weeks.

At nine years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents' arms, snuggling in bed between them, living under the same roof again. He does not see the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside a group of strangers who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family.

*LWVCM book club meets every other month via Zoom.  Our book club is registered with Park Road Books (4139 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209).  At checkout, identify yourself as a LWVCM book club member and receive 20% off current book club titles.