The BBB February selection is In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (fiction). (It is ) …“about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.” (Amazon) “Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees… (and) …embraces the cause of humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post) (It) …“forthrightly embraces both harsh realities and whimsy, pleasure and pain in this buoyant adventure, a heart- felt story of resilience and respect that seems just the thing to help us through these darkest of days in our land of exiles.” (The Seattle Times) Please join us on February 5 at noon in the Fireside Room to discuss this very timely book.
The January book is Educated: A Memoir (nonfiction). It will be discussed on January 8. (The January 8 meeting date is to work around New Year’s day.)