Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors.
Read This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann. A remarkable tale of death, racism, and homelessness, spanning four generations. At the turn of the century, Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country. A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. In the bowels of the riverbed, the sandhogs — black, white, Irish, Italian — dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. Above ground, though, things are different.
Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.