BookBar Book Club

A monthly book club meeting open to all! Read every book selection or just a few. We meet every 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Dicussions are faciliated by BookBar staff or authors. 

This month, join BookBar bookseller and podcast diva Sarah for a book club discussion of Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli.

About the Book: A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. On the radio, there is news about an “immigration crisis”: thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States but getting detained—or lost in the desert along the way. At the same time, those in the car face a crisis of their own, and as they travel west, through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas, the bonds between them begin to fray. Told from multiple points of view and blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity and a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences and how we remember the things that matter to us the most.

VALERIA LUISELLI was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesGranta,and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in New York City.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436461
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2020