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Lake Stevens Library Book Group

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo

2020-07-21 18:30:00 2020-07-21 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Lake Stevens Library Book Group Join us online to discuss "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. Online Classes and Events

Tuesday, July 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-07-21 18:30:00 2020-07-21 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Lake Stevens Library Book Group Join us online to discuss "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. Online Classes and Events

Join us online to discuss "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register.

Email address is required.

Ebooks and audiobooks are available for checkout at https://sno-isle.overdrive.com/library/bookclubs/search?query=Katherine+Boo


In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.
As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal.
With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

 

 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Connecting with Books |

TAGS: | #Book Group | #Book Discussion Group | #Book Club |

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Looking for something fun, entertaining or informative? Connect with others and the library through online events, including stay-at-home storytimes for caregivers with children, book club discussions, family and pub trivia contests, and more.

Events are currently scheduled through the summer. The online events calendar is updated frequently as staff develop new ways to offer events remotely with technology.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 07, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Wed, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jul 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Jul 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Wed, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wed, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
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Thu, Jul 09, 4:20pm - 4:35pm
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Thu, Jul 09, 4:40pm - 4:55pm
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Thu, Jul 09, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Jul 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Fri, Jul 10, 9:30am - 9:50am

Fri, Jul 10, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Fri, Jul 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Fri, Jul 10, 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Sat, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:20am

Mon, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jul 14, 9:00am - 9:30am

Tue, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Tue, Jul 14, 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Wed, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wed, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Registration opens Thursday, July 9 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 16, 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Registration opens Thursday, July 9 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 16, 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Registration opens Thursday, July 9 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Jul 16, 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Jul 17, 9:30am - 9:50am

Fri, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:30am

Fri, Jul 17, 4:00pm - 5:30pm