Read Around the World: Maplewood Library’s New Book Club Begins Jan. 13

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From the Maplewood Library:

Explore thought-provoking fiction from around the globe. This new book group at Maplewood Library meets once a month to discuss recent fiction by writers outside the United States. The group was created by Librarian Ina Rimpau, who will be facilitating the meetings, which are free and open to the public. No registration is needed!

The first Read Around the World meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 13 at 7 pm at the Main Library, 51 Baker St. The title to be discussed is from Zimbabwe: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo: With childlike candor and a penetrating grasp of language, 10-year-old Darling describes her life in Zimbabwe during its Lost Decade, and her move to Michigan, away from abject poverty into ostentatious excess.

Upcoming titles and countries are:

Wednesday, February 10 — Trinidad: The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey

Wednesday, March 9 –Spain: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Wednesday, April 13—Syria: In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Kalifa

Wednesday, May 11 – Phillipines: Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan

Wednesday, June 22 – Guatemala: Lies by Enrique deHeriz

All titles are available from Maplewood Library or through the BCCLS consortium. For information about Read Around the World, contact Ina at



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