Our Next Good Read: Lost City Radio

Join us October 5th at Lost City RadioTractor Brewing (1800 4th St. NW) from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading Lost City Radio (Adult level) by Daniel Alarcón.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book from Goodreads:

For ten years, Norma has been the voice of consolation for a people broken by violence. She hosts Lost City Radio, the most popular program in their nameless South American country, gripped in the aftermath of war. Every week, the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios listen as she reads the names of those who have gone missing, those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Loved ones are reunited and the lost are found. Each week, she returns to the airwaves while hiding her own personal loss: her husband disappeared at the end of the war.

But the life she has become accustomed to is forever changed when a young boy arrives from the jungle and provides a clue to the fate of her long-missing husband.

Stunning, timely, and absolutely mesmerizing, Lost City Radio probes the deepest questions of war and its meaning: from its devastating impact on a society transformed by violence to the emotional scarring each participant, observer, and survivor carries for years after. This tender debut marks Alarcón’s emergence as a major new voice in American fiction.

Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by September 28th!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of November’s featured book, Enrique’s Journey (12 and up)Join us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on October 5th!

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