The NEA Big Read 2019 Book Discussion

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Join us for a book discussion of New Haven's pick for this year's Big Read book The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri. The Namesake follows the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. With penetrating insight, Lahiri reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, com to define ourselves.

Copies are available at the Ives Main Library reference desk. Also available as an e-book and e-audiobook on Overdrive with your library card.

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