This will be a virtual book club meeting. For more information and the Zoom link, please email Phyllis Binder at pjbinder[at]comcast[dot]net.
The New Dominion Book Club will meet virtually to discuss Julia Alvarez’s novel Afterlife. New members are welcome!
About the Book: Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves—lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack—but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.
Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?
New Dominion Book Club Order Form
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