On Monday, March 27, the Monday Book Discussion Groups will talk about "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Danticat.
An afternoon book discussion will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium. An evening discussion about the same book will be held in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m. Copies of book discussion titles can be placed on hold at the Reference Desk. No registration required.
For more information, contact the library at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.
Claire of the Sea Light
Claire Limye Lanme is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire's mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother's grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life.
But on the night of Claire's seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself.
Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, "Claire of the Sea Light" is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat's most spellbinding and astonishing book yet.