UVA Club of Charlottesville: Book Club

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UVA Club of Charlottesville: Book Club

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New Dominion Bookshop 404 E Main St Charlottesville, VA 22902

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All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join us for our January book club, where we will discuss “The Power of the Dog” by Don Winslow, who will be headlining the Crime Wave Brunch as part of the VA Festival of the Book. We will be meeting 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 14th at New Dominion Bookshop on the Downtown Mall. Validation for 2 hours of parking at the Water Street Parking Garage available upon request. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks, and there are many takeaway food options on the downtown mall.

Book description:

“Winslow follows a cast of characters, including Art Keller a DEA Agent, Adan Barrera a drug dealer, and assorted extras as they cross paths over three decades in the international drug trade, from Keller's first encounter with Barrera in 1970s Mexico, through the drug cartels' corruption of government officials in the U.S. and Mexico governments, to a final showdown on the U.S. border in 1999. Winslow's depth of research and unflagging attention to detail give the story both heft and immediacy, and his staccato, present-tense prose shifts easily among wildly disparate settings and multiple points of view. A complex plot, well-drawn characters and plenty of double-crossing make this a thinking person's narco-thriller.” - Publisher's Weekly