The Mt. Pleasant Library’s Book Club Selection

"On Beauty" by Zadie Smith
Cover image for Zadie SmithThis hilariously biting, thoughtful and touching novel is a 21st century study of class difference, race, politics, and gender as told through the stories of two very different families, the Belseys and the Kipps. Through her characters and their diverse experiences, Ms. Smith spares no one and paints a vivid picture through all manner of language and expression: gangsta street talk, American and British academic posturing, down-home black Floridian straight talk, and the profane talk of both white and black kids. Follow the complicated lives of two very different families, whose members all seem to be undergoing their own crises as they struggle to fit in while pursuing their own versions of happiness.

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 more information, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at, or call (202) 671-3121.