Mon, Mar 13|
Books and Brews with Trussville Public Library: Infinite Country
Join us for Books & Brews, an evening adult book club from the Trussville Public Library! Connect with your community and share your thoughts about this month's book while enjoying delicious food and drinks at Ferus. We will meet each month on the second Monday of the month at 7:15 at Ferus.
Time & Location
Mar 13, 7:15 PM
Trussville, 101 Beech St Suite111, Trussville, AL 35173, USA
About the Event
Contact the Adult Dept (205-655-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need assistance in obtaining books or have any questions. This month's book is Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. At the dawn of the new millennium, Colombia is a country devastated by half a century of violence. Elena and Mauro are teenagers when they meet, their blooming love an antidote to the mounting brutality of life in Bogotá. Once their first daughter is born, and facing grim economic prospects, they set their sights on the United States. They travel to Houston and send wages back to Elena’s mother, all the while weighing whether to risk overstaying their tourist visas or to return to Bogotá. As their family expands, and they move again and again, their decision to ignore their exit dates plunges the young family into the precariousness of undocumented status, the threat of discovery menacing a life already strained. When Mauro is deported, Elena, now tasked with caring for their three small children, makes a difficult choice that will ease her burdens but splinter the family even further. Library book link: https://jeffa.na.iiivega.com/search/card