Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: Claire of the Sea Light
Monday, February 37:00—8:30 PMTrustees' RoomTewksbury Public Library300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876
Join us for a discussion of Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat. Claire Limyè Lanmè--Claire of the Sea Light--is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire's mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays, Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother's grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own so that Claire can have a better life. But on the night of Claire's seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. Books are available at the Front Desk one month before the discussion. All are welcome!
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