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ONLINE ONLY: The Library Book Club in Discussion with Laila Lalami

Friday, April 09, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Description
A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants the day before the event. Space is limited and registration is required.

Read and discuss The Other American's with friends and neighbors.

Please submit questions for Ms. Lalami in advance to paigeb@dpls.lib.or.us

About the book:
Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters to tell their stories and the invisible connections that tie them together - even while they remain deeply divided by race, religion or class. The Other Americans by Laila Lalami unfolds as told from nine unique perspectives. Each point of view, from the undocumented witness to the recently relocated detective, shows what it means for the family, community and country to form a sense of identity while uncovering the mystery of Driss's death.

About the Author:
Laila Lalami was born in Rabat and educated in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. She is the author of four novels, including The Moor's Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Other Americans, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Award in Fiction. She has received fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Program and the Guggenheim Foundation and is currently a full professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. Her new book, a work of nonfiction called Conditional Citizens, was published in September 2020.

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The Other Americans
Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Presenter
Laila Lalami
Contact
Paige Bentley-Flannery | paigeb@dpls.lib.or.us | 541-617-7078
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