2018 January Book Club

The Hartford Public Library Book Club meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm.
  • When Jan 15, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-500)
  • Where Hartford Public Library
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  • Contact Phone 269-621-3408
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In January we will read the book: "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner

For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. Soon the family'sJanuary Book Club world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus.

Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood - the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father. In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival. Displaying the author's extraordinary gift for language, In the Shadow of the Banyan is testament to the transcendent power of narrative and a brilliantly wrought tale of human resilience.(excerpt taken from goodreads.com)

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