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Contemporary Classics with Marsha Bansavage – Monday, February 1 at 7:00pm.

This program will be virtual (via Zoom) email Linda Alexander at lalexander@oldlymelibrary.org to receive a link to the discussion.

The library has multiple copies of the book, please call (860-434-1684) to reserve a copy for curbside pickup.

February 1 – On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Image Credit: Syndetics

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born–a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam–and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity.”
(Syndetics)

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