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BOOK LOVERS BOOK CLUB: “SOLITO”

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Book Clubs

This month’s Book Lovers Book Club is Solito by Javier Zamora.

A young poet tells the story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this memoir.

Javier’s adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone except for a group of strangers and a coyote hired to lead them to safety, Javier’s trip is supposed to last two short weeks.

At nine years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents’ arms, snuggling in bed between them, living under the same roof again. He does not see the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside a group of strangers who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family.

The titles chosen for the Book Lovers Book Club represent an array of genres, new and longtime authors, and a variety of viewpoints all in the spirit of encouraging lively discussion! These monthly selections are available for checkout with a SJCPLS library card in a variety of formats, both physical (via SJCPLS’s catalog) and downloadable (via Libby/Overdrive).

Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for generously sponsoring our library’s Book Lovers Book Club.

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Date:
April 5
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
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(904)827-6950
Email
libpv@sjcfl.us
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Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 United States
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(904) 827-6950
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