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TCCL Book Groups

To find a TCCL book discussion near you hover over the Classes and Events tab on our home page, then click on Online Event Guide. At the top of the page where it says 'Filter by' select the following options in each category:

  • Location: Select a specific branch or choose 'Any' to include all libraries
  • Audience: Adults
  • Event type: Book review or discussion
 

This Week's Pick for Book Clubs

Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende

/* Starred Review */ International best-selling novelist Allende (In é s of My Soul ) delivers a no-holds-barred story of Maya Vidal, a troubled 19-year-old American living in exile on Chiloé, a remote island off the coast of Chile. Over the span of one year, Maya records in her notebooks how she arrived on the island and regained her life there. She was raised in Berkeley, CA, by unconventional grandparents, Chilean native Nini and Popo, an African American astronomy professor. When her beloved Popo died, Maya's world fell apart; a few wrong turns led her into drugs, shoplifting, and then, in Las Vegas, to an association with a despicable drug dealer named Brandon, whose hidden cache of counterfeit money she revealed. Soon, a corrupt cop, Brandon's killers, and the FBI were all after her. Nini sent her to the bottom of the world to stay with Manuel, an anthropologist writing a book on magic in Chiloé. Surrounded by the accepting Chilean villagers, Maya learns about herself, her heritage, and her connection to Chile's turbulent past. VERDICT Allende paints a vivid picture contrasting Maya's drug-clouded past and her recovery in Chiloé. Yet another accomplished work by a master storyteller that will enthrall and captivate. This is a must-read. (Library Journal)

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