Join us on Monday, October 9th at Tractor Brewing (1800 4th St NW) from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book. Throughout the year we will be alternating our young adult book choices with adult novels. In October we are reading Reputations / Las reputaciones by Juan Gabriel Vásquez. This book is available in both English and Spanish (each version is hyperlinked above)!
Here’s a sneak peek into the book: (from Goodreads)
A brilliant novel about the power of politics and personal memory from one of South America’s literary stars, the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling.
Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country’s most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges’ decisions, destroying politicians’ careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage.
After four decades of a brilliant career, he’s at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he’s paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world.
In Reputations, Juan Gabriel Vásquez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, and the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel that recalls authors like Coetzee and Ian McEwan, Vásquez plumbs universal experiences to create a masterful story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page.
We hope to see you there!
We’ll also be raffling off a copy of November’s featured book, American Street (Grades 9 and up). Join us that evening to be entered!