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Published on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 3:20pm
The Petworth Book Club met last Monday to discuss our September title, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. We had an engaging conversation about the novel, which is set in 1970s Washington, DC. Book club members, many of which were new, debated various topics including the protagonist's romantic relationship and the ending of the book. We didn't quite reach an agreement.
However, everyone shared thought-provoking ideas and posed questions about gentrification in DC, identity and immigration, and the complexities of friendship. If you haven't read The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, I recommend it. The novel is relevant and poetic.
For October, the book club will read The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah. Copies will be available for pick up at Petworth this week. Join us Monday, October 18, at 7:00 PM at the Petworth Interim Library to discuss this psychological thriller set in London's art scene.
We invite you to become a member of the Petworth Book Club. Visit our Google Group to join.