Our Next Good Read. . .The Circuit

Join us November 5th at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez.

It’s quite an amazing story–“‘La frontera’…I heard it for the first time back in the late 1940s when Papa and Mama told me and Roberto, my older brother, that someday we would take a long trip north, cross la frontera, enter California, and leave our poverty behind.” So begins this honest and powerful account of a family’s journey to the fields of California — to a life of constant moving, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from tent cities to one-room shacks, from picking grapes to topping carrots and thinning lettuce. Seen through the eyes of a boy who longs for an education and the right to call one place home, this is a story of survival, faith, and hope. It is a journey that will open readers’ hearts and minds. (Taken from http://www.amazon.com/The-Circuit-Francisco-Jimenez/dp/0395979021/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0).

We hope to see you there! We’re looking forward to hearing what you think about the book!

Thanks so much to the wonderful group who joined us last night for our October discussion of The Dreamer.  If you couldn’t make it to the book group, be sure to let us know what you thought about the book by commenting on a post.  We want to hear your thoughts too!

4 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read. . .The Circuit

  1. Katrina, I am so sorry I was not able to make last evening’s meeting. I SO love this book and the wonderful discussions at Bookworks. Like you, I read “The Dreamer” in almost one sitting – could not put it down.
    Thank you for the gift of all these works!

  2. We missed you last night!! But we completely understand how busy life gets! I’m so glad that you loved “The Dreamer”–that was the consensus last night as well. Even though it had been two months since I’d read it, I was reminded of how beautiful it was as everyone discussed it last night. I think it’s one of my new favorites.

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