Winner of the National Book Award, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the LA Times Book Prize, and more, Behind the Beautiful Forevers tells the story of Annawadi, a slum community near the Mumbai airport. Author, MacArthur Genius, and Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo spent years getting to know and reporting on this small community, resulting in incredibly compelling, honest, and unparalleled storytelling.
This month, we are reading:
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
As Amazon describes, "In this brilliant, breathtaking book...a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.
"With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget."
The book was named one of the best books of the year by countless publications, and has been described as “A landmark book,” “A triumph of a book,” “Beyond groundbreaking,” “Inspiring and irresistible,” and “A stunning piece of narrative nonfiction.”
Join the Opportunity Book Club this month as we read Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
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