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Afternoon Bookgroup
Monday, Apr. 15, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m.
Afternoon Bookgroup
WhereSouthwest Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Inés of My Soul" by Isabel Allende.
Book DescriptionAllende ("The House of the Spirits") once again features a strong woman in her new novel, which is based on the life of Inés Suarez, who came to the Americas around 1537 in search of a wayward husband. After learning of his death, she joins Pedro de Valdivia, the conqueror of Chile, as his mistress and fellow conquistador in the defense of Santiago against the Native Americans. This fictionalized account of one of Chile's national heroines is meticulously researched and offers a detailed account of a little-known time period in history, as an older Inés recounts her life story. Unfortunately, this passive retelling of hardships, battles, and love affairs becomes dry, tedious, and repetitive. Seldom are readers allowed to experience the story as it happens. Instead of eagerly anticipating each part of an unfolding drama, they may have to force themselves to pick the book up again and soldier onward, much as Ines and her comrades did as they marched through the deserts of South America.
View in Catalog"Inés of My Soul" by Isabel Allende
Next Month's Title"The Moviegoer" by Walter Percy
NotesThis group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 2 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
Contact Phone206-684-7455
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Contact InfoSouthwest Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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