Book Club's Selection for December

Cover image for the novel The White Tiger, by Aravind AdigaMeet Balram Halwai: servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer. During the course of seven nights, this shameless, wily man will reveal to us through a series of letters everything there is to know about who he is and everything he did to reach his present station in life—leaving very little to the imagination when it comes to his opinions on just about all aspects of life.

Narrated in a brisk, searing manner, The White Tiger pulls no punches in its portrayal of a modern, vibrant India, a developing nation chomping at the bit, eager to make the jump from much-touted up-and-comer, to established global powerhouse.

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm at La Casa, located right next door to the interim library. For information, contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov.