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Read With Us: August Book Club Selection

By Opportunity International

With the last days of summer looming, we're squeezing in as many books as we can before the fall gets underway. Which book from your summer list did you love the most?

Before we get to our August selection, let's take a quick look back at what we read last month: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.

Inspired by her personal story, Contreras’ novel recounted the story of an unlikely friendship—and taught us all about Colombia at the height of Pablo Escobar’s reign. If you got the travel bug while reading, you can learn more about traveling with us to Colombia in 2020!

Then join us this month as we read A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee.

Comprised of short interconnected stories, A State of Freedom tells of five characters who are all striving for new lives. They each face impossible choices and painful challenges as they try to create futures that are different from what they’ve always known.

Set in modern-day India and long-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, the book is at once beautiful and devastating.

Looking for something different this month? Check out our complete list of Book Club selections for something more your speed. 

As always, let us know what you are reading and learning in our Facebook discussion.

Happy reading! 

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