Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wellesley Free Library Book Group

As the temperatures begin to cool, you may be looking for some indoor activities. We would like to recommend The Wellesley Free Library Book Group, moderated by our own Reference Librarian, Megan. The group meets monthly on a Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the Arnold Room. Megan has made the title available to you in print and audio, if possible, and you may pick it up at the Reference Desk on the second floor. Everyone is welcome!

The choice for September is Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee. Published in May, 2007.

This is the publisher's description of the book.

Casey Han's four years at Princeton gave her many things, "But no job and a number of bad habits." Casey's parents, who live in Queens, are Korean immigrants working in a dry cleaner, desperately trying to hold on to their culture and their identity. Their daughter, on the other hand, has entered into rarified American society via scholarships. But after graduation, Casey sees the reality of having expensive habits without the means to sustain them. As she navigates Manhattan, we see her life and the lives around her, culminating in a portrait of New York City and its world of haves and have-nots. FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES offers up a fresh exploration of the complex layers we inhabit both in society and within ourselves.
Goodbye, Columbus meets the novels of Amy Tan in this American story of class, society and identity.

Inspired by 19th century novels such as Vanity Fair and Middlemarch, Min Jin Lee examines maintaining one's identity within changing communities in what is her remarkably assured debut.

Mark your calendar!
Monday, September 8, 2008
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Arnold Room

For more information, contact or 781-235-1610 x 1274.

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