Join us March 7 at Bookworks from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. We are reading Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle.
Here’s a sneak peek into the book from Goodreads:
In this poetic memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.
Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother’s tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant life that it seems like a fairy tale kingdom. But most of the time she lives in Los Angeles, lonely in the noisy city and dreaming of the summers when she can take a plane through the enchanted air to her beloved island. Words and images are her constant companions, friendly and comforting when the children at school are not.
Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita’s worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?
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 February 29!
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 March for a chance to win April’s featured book, Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. Join us that evening to be entered.
We hope to see you on March 7!