Discussion Guide: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Here are some of the questions we discussed at our in-person meeting on March 23. All the narrators are very similar in background, situation, and voice. What kind of voice is the author trying to focus? Do you see a lack of variety or a consistent rhythm? What do the physical spaces and locations these […]

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End of the Year Review

Another great year in the bag! We made it through year two of the New & Noteworthy book club. We read so many amazing books covering culturally specific and universally understood ideas and emotions. Three of our selections this year were shortlisted as finalists on several award circuits. The Incarnations by Susan Barker (read in January) was a finalist for the 2015 … More End of the Year Review