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Let's Talk Books - Library Book Group
- Date: 05/19/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- Location: Downtown Library - Small Conference Room
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, California 94063
Join us every third Tuesday of the month at noon at the Downtown Library to discuss a good book or two. Come to all or any meeting you wish.
This month’s selection is Hernan Diaz's In the Distance.
A young Swedish boy finds himself penniless and alone in California. He travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the West. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, Håkan meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre (travel narratives, the bildungsroman, nature writing, the Western), offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. —Publisher