Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Chevy Chase Library

Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears'

The November selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is the year’s DC Reads book The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu .

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again.

Copies of the book are available on a display near the information desk at the branch. Due to elevator maintenance, the club will meet at the Chevy Chase Community Center next door.  We will meet in the lobby.

The eBook is available through through the library catalog