Virtual Catapult Book Club

The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, May 14 at 6pm - online! This meeting will be happening via Zoom.

The Zoom meeting is open to all, no password required (although we're including that info below just in case):

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88122561564?pwd=OFM1eVdOVlVLb3B3WTBrOGRpQkJ1UT09

Meeting ID: 881 2256 1564
Password: 9SRUiP
 

The current selection is Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli. 20% all month long until the May meeting. All are welcome at Book Club meetings!

NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR; ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR; ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE WASHINGTON POST • TIME MAGAZINE • NPR • CHICAGO TRIBUNE • GQ • O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE • THE GUARDIAN • VANITY FAIR • THE ATLANTIC • THE WEEK • THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS • LIT HUB • KIRKUS REVIEWS • THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY • BOSTON.COM • PUREWOW

“An epic road trip [that also] captures the unruly intimacies of marriage and parenthood. . . . This is a novel that daylights our common humanity, and challenges us to reconcile our differences.” The Washington Post

In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet.
 
Through ephemera such as songs, maps and a Polaroid camera, the children try to make sense of both their family’s crisis and the larger one engulfing the news: the stories of thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States but getting detained—or lost in the desert along the way.
 
A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive is timely, compassionate, subtly hilarious, and formally inventive—a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.
 

Event date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2020