|Own Voices Book Discussion|
Event Type: Adults|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
[Online] The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older. Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, her fate unknown and lost to time. Now, haunted by atrocities long-forgotten, her foul-mouthed spirit visits her nephew, Ramón, in modern-day New Jersey. Her hope: That her presence will prompt her descendant to unearth their painful family history.Vernon Area Public Library
Ramón launches a haphazard investigation into the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search. Along the way, he falls in love, discovers a new sense of his own identity, faces a run-in with a murderous gangster, and learns of each "lost saint" who helped Marisol during her imprisonment under Batista's reign.
The Own Voices Book Discussion reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.
Get the audiobook on Hoopla, the e-book from Libby/Overdrive, or the print book from the library (Vernon Area library card required).
Interlibrary loan copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders (while supplies last); registration required.
Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.
On the Vernon Library app: TAP HERE to register for this program.
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Jessica and Emily