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Book Club – “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra

March 25, 2024 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join us for a monthly book club. The second selection will be A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded.

For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelcome surprise. Weary and overburdened, she has no desire to take on additional risk and responsibility. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja’s world will shift on its axis and reveal the intricate pattern of connections that weaves together the pasts of these three unlikely companions and unexpectedly decides their fate. A story of the transcendent power of love in wartime, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significance.” – Penguin Random House website

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Additional copies of the novel will be available at Kahuku Public and School Library.

Selections for future months have not been made yet. Please join us and help us decide what to read next!

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March 25, 2024
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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