Twice a year, the Global Lit Book Club meets to discuss books about life in other cultures. We try to read one fiction and one non-fiction book each year and try to choose countries that are in the news. Two weeks ago we met to discuss Blue Label by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles. This book set in the author’s native Venezuela provoked a very lively discussion made even better by the presence of Jose, one of our international students from Venezuela. His cultural and historical insights helped us understand the hopeless, narcissistic attitudes of the main characters.
In the spring we will read The Line Becomes a River, a non-fiction work set on the Mexico-US border and written by a Mexican-American former Border Patrol agent. Read more about it here. Copies are available for $5 from Nicco Pandolfi in the library. We will meet to discuss this book on Thursday, April 16 from 12-1. All are welcome–read a good book, learn about a place you maybe don’t know that much about, and then come discuss with colleagues! For more information, visit the Global Lit Reading Group page on NMC’s website.