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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Reading with book groups at New Haven Public Library

By Monayzia Taylor

NEW HAVEN - Picture living a life amid extreme cultural misunderstanding.

That is the circumstance Anne Fadiman recounts in her book, “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures.”

Area residents have a chance to come and engage in a powerful conversation and discussion on the book at 6 p.m. July 21 at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.

The book recounts a “medical catastrophe” that occurs as a result of the cultural misunderstanding, library organizer said in a statement.
The book discussion is sponsored by The Elm Street Book Group.

Next, on August 18, there will be a discussion on the book, “Dust Tracks on Roads,” Zora Neale Hurston’s “funny and poignant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural south to a prominent place among the leading artist and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance,” library organizer said in the statement.

The Elm Street Book Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St. New readers are always welcome.

Free parking is available and books are provided for checkout by the CT Humanities Council.
Free Blue State Coffee is available for those who register for the book discussion.
For more information call the library at 203-946-8835.

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