The Book Bunch
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month
7 PM – 8 PM at the Addison Public Library
November 10 - The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
In this "raucous, moving, and necessary" story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist (San Francisco Chronicle), the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend.
Between the Lines
Meets the 3rd Monday of every month
10 AM – 11 AM on Zoom
November 16 - Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
Special Book Discussion
Wednesday, November 18th
10 AM – 11:30 AM on Zoom
November 18 - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day.
Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.