"Small Island" by Andrea Levy

Cover image of Small Island by Andrea LevySmall Island centers on the lives of four immigrants to London: Hortense Joseph, newly-arrived from Jamaica in 1948; her husband Gilbert Joseph, just returned from the war expecting to be treated as a war hero and not a second-class citizen; their landlady Queenie, raised as a farmer’s daughter; and her husband Bernard, also returned from the war with his own issues to resolve. Winner of the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year, this is the quintessential story of immigrants to any land, of opportunities taken and lost, of moments of tenderness and cruelty, of understanding and fear.

The Mt. Pleasant library book club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at La Casa, located right next door to the interim library. For more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles.