San Diego, CA (North) - Las Comadres & Friends Latino Book Club Meeting
Join us at our next book club meeting on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Vista Branch Library, at 10:00 a.m. We have two great books for this month – including our first bilingual book in English/Portuguese. Even if you haven’t finished, please come out and join us for some great conversation and company.
Our Book of the Month for November is The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel, published by Grove Press.
In addition to our book club, you will have an opportunity to participate in our teleconference that will take place on Monday, November 28, 2016. In addition to interviewing our Book of the Month author, Patricia Engel, we will also interview Our Conversations With author P.T. Rezende, author of In Between: One Teen, Two Cultures, published by Open Vista Press.
Teleconference: Monday, November 28, 2016
Dial-in Times: 9:00 p.m. Puerto Rico | 8:00 p.m. Eastern | 7:00 p.m. Central | 6:00 p.m. Mountain | 5:00 p.m. Pacific | 2:00 p.m. Hawaii | Audio to be posted after the interview
To register for the teleconference, please visit our web page at: http://lascomadres.com/latinolit/join-teleconference/ Early registrants to the teleconference will have an opportunity to win a free copy of one of our books. While you listen in to the teleconference, you may also join us LIVE on Twitter for our Twitter Chat. See below for details.
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Our Book of the Month for November 2016 is:
The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel
Published by: Grove Press
Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community, throwing a baby off a bridge—a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. With her brother's death, though devastated and in mourning, Reina is finally released from her prison vigil. Seeking anonymity, she moves to a sleepy town in the Florida Keys where she meets Nesto Cadena, a recently exiled Cuban awaiting with hope the arrival of the children he left behind in Havana. Through Nesto’s love of the sea and capacity for faith, Reina comes to understand her own connections to the life-giving and destructive forces of the ocean that surrounds her as well as its role in her family's troubled history, and in their companionship, begins to find freedom from the burden of guilt she carries for her brother’s crime.
Set in the vibrant coastal and Caribbean communities of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, with The Veins of the Ocean Patricia Engel delivers a profound and riveting Pan-American story of fractured lives finding solace and redemption in the beauty and power of the natural world, and in one another.
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Additional Conversations with Selection:
In between: one teen, two cultures by P.T. Rezende (Author), Celma Luster (Translator)
Publisher: Open Vista Press
An American teenager travels from the United States to Brazil with his mother to visit family. He just finished high school, is getting ready for college and he resists going. The trip lasts for a month. He looks back, reflecting on his personal conflicts and struggles and the cultural disconnection with his Brazilian heritage. Through reactions to and observations of events, he sheds some light into his bicultural experience.
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Twitter Chat: We have added a Twitter Chat to coincide with the Teleconference. Our handle is @ReadLatinoLit and our hashtag is #ReadLatinoLit. Join us and comment on the teleconference LIVE! You can check out our past “chats” on Twitter by searching for our hashtag #ReadLatinoLit. If you have any questions about the twitter chat, or have twitter tips to share, email Maria at email@example.com.
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We hope you will join us on the teleconference and Twitter chat. If you have questions you’d like asked of the authors, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.