Adult Book Club

Francis A. Gregory Library

Adult Book Club

'The Lowland' by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland by Jhumpa LahiriJoin us on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss July's book club selection, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Born just fifteen months apart, brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inspeparable, but as the two grow up in 1960s Calcutta, they find themselves growing apart. Charismatic Udayan finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, while dutiful Subhash leaves Calcutta for America, but when a tragedy happens at home in India, Subhash must return to the lowland to pick up the pieces of his shattered family.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes a novel that Parade calls "A subtle but devastating tale of two brothers coming of age in 1960s Calcutta" where intimacy and tragedy weave a tale of eternal love, heartache, and healing.

The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.

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