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Cornell NorCal Book Club- The Shadow Lines

  • 24 Aug 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom virtual meeting
  • 0


  • Free
  • Free

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"Nobody knows, nobody can ever know, not even in memory, because there are moments in time that are not knowable."

-Amitav Ghosh

Our book club focuses on reading contemporary novels from countries around the globe. Grab your cup of coffee or tea and join us on Zoom on August 24 at 7 p.m. to discuss our selection for August: The Shadow Lines, by Amitav Ghosh.

Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Amitav Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families—one English, one Bengali—as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, from the outbreak of World War II to the late twentieth century, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

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