Please join us for a discussion of The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, led by Mary Constance Back.
It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.
-Summary courtesy of Goodreads.
The discussion will be held:
Wednesday, November 13th, 2-4 p.m.
RSVP to Mary Constance Back (email@example.com)
As always, discussion of the book includes a nuts-and-bolts session devoted to sharing practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book discussion leaders. Sonia Reppe will lead the discussion on our next leadership topic: Summer & Winter Read Programs for Adults: New Ideas for Summer Read and Successes/Areas of Opportunity for Adult Winter Read. Please bring a list of resources you utilize and be prepared to share your best practices so that we can all learn from each other.
Also, remember that you can always bring any problems or concerns you have with your group, no matter the topic, so we can all help each other.
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