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Upcoming Event at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
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Adult Book Club
Cesar Chavez Central Library
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10:30 am
Come join the discussion. Our selection for March is The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri. It's the story of an immigrant family from India. The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

We are trying something new this month - if you want to gather mid-month to talk about the book before you finish it, join us on February 19 at 10:30, for an in-progress discussion.