The Big Read: Discussion of Three New Books in the Catalog

The Big Read: Discussion of Three New Books in the Catalog

Three new novels have been added to The Big Read library. Communities across the country will experience the conflicts of first-generation Americans in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake; embark on a quest to vanquish a father's murder in Charles Portis's True Grit; and join a mission to protect a town from the bandidos in Luis Alberto Urrea's Into the Beautiful North.

On February 26, 2013, Ira Silverberg led a discussion with Lahiri, Urrea, and Professor Carlo Rotella, who spoke about True Grit.