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Books Sandwiched In (Jackson Branch Library)

Books Sandwiched In (Jackson Branch Library)

Love to talk about books? Join us for Books Sandwiched In, now at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library.  The group meets at Jackson Branch Library Meeting Room on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m.  Registration for this in-person event is required and seating is limited to 20 people to allow space for social distancing. 

Our December title is Honor by Thirty Umrigar.

Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena—a Hindu woman attacked by members of her own village and her own family for marrying a Muslim man—Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart, and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita’s own past. While Meena’s fate hangs in the balance, Smita tries in every way she can to right the scales. She also finds herself increasingly drawn to Mohan, an Indian man she meets while on assignment. But the dual love stories of Honor are as different as the cultures of Meena and Smita themselves: Smita realizes she has the freedom to enter into a casual affair, knowing she can decide later how much it means to her.

Print copies WILL NOT be available for sale for the book discussion. Honor is available for check out in print and in digital format through the following avenues: 

(H)  Ebooks and/or eaudiobooks are available for digital checkout through our Hoopla service: https://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/library/using-the-library/resources/ebooks-more/ebooks/. A library card and PIN is needed to access Hoopla for free.

(O)  Some titles are also available for digital checkout through our OverDrive service and its Libby app: https://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/library/using-the-library/resources/ebooks-more/ebooks/.  A library card and PIN is needed to access OverDrive/Libby for free.

(P)  Some titles are also available in print for checkout. You can reserve a copy through our Polk County Library Cooperative (PCLC) online cataloghttps://pclc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lakeland. A library card and PIN is needed to reserve PCLC materials for free.

For more information, call Brenda J. Patterson at 863-834-4276 or send e-mail to Brenda.Patterson@lakelandgov.net.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Show more dates
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Branch Library Meeting Room
Larry R. Jackson Branch Library
Authors, Books, and Writing   Clubs   Larry R. Jackson Branch Library  

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

Event Organizer

Brenda Patterson

Phone: 863.834.4276     

Email: brenda.patterson@lakelandgov.net