Join us every other month for a lively discussion of a chosen book.
September's title is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.
Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive regime today - an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. She takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting, we see her subjects fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we witness their profound, life-altering disillusionment with the government and their realization that, rather than providing them with lives of abundance, their country has betrayed them.
Copies of the book are available to pick up from the library front desk approximately one month prior to the meeting. Light refreshments will be served.
Please call the library at 440-926-3317 with questions or to check on book availability.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Grafton-Midview Public Library
Adult Book Discussion