Add this Event to Calendar 07/15/2020 08:00 PM 07/15/2020 08:00 PM Ludington | Between the Lines Book Club: Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
Join us for this exciting new book club! Each featured title is available digitally via Hoopla. For our first meeting, we'll discuss Julia Alvarez's new book Afterlife. Conversation will be facilitated by former literature professor and editor, Warren Hope. 
The Zoom meeting link will be sent a week before the meeting along with discussion questions. 
Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves—lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack—but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.

Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including—maybe especially—members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?