Our Next Good Read: Names on a Map

Join us February 1 at names on a mapTractor Brewing from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading Names on a Map by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

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

The Espejo family of El Paso, Texas, is like so many others in America in 1967, trying to make sense of a rapidly escalating war they feel does not concern them. But when the eldest son, Gustavo, a complex and errant rebel, receives a certified letter ordering him to report to basic training, he chooses to flee instead to Mexico. Retreating back to the land of his grandfather—a foreign country to which he is no longer culturally connected—Gustavo sets into motion a series of events that will have catastrophic consequences on the fragile bonds holding the family together.

Told with raw power and searing bluntness, and filled with important themes as immediate as today’s headlines, Names on a Map is arguably the most important work to date of a major American literary artist.

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 January 25!

Don’t forget, we also raffle off a copy of the following month’s featured novel at each book group meeting.  So if you’re an Albuquerque local, join us in person in February for a chance to win March’s featured book, Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle. 

We hope to see you on February 1!

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