Virtual Book Club April Meet Up

Keep St. Pete Lit

Monthly Book Club

The [email protected] invites you to a monthly book club gathering in collaboration with Keep St. Pete Lit. Book lovers will meet the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a pre-selected tome.

April’s selection is “Burnt Sugar” by Avni Doshi. Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, “Burnt Sugar” is a searing literary debut novel set in India about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal. It was also named NPR Best Book of 2020.

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A review from The Guardian states: “Sleek and contemporary, it is set in the Indian city of Pune and narrated by an artist, Antara, who watches and crows while her mother’s dominating personality gives way to dementia and decline. From the very first line – “I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure” – the novel is a fearless and scathing notching-up of cruelties, betrayals, hurts and abuses. This is not a miserable book, though, but a painfully exhilarating one. ” Read the full review here.

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