Author Patricia Engel will discuss major themes in her novel "Infinite Country", answer questions, sign books, & take pictures with the audience. An American Sign Language Interpreter will be there.
Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, an instant New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, Reese's Book Club pick, Esquire Book Club and Book of the Month Club pick, Indie Next pick, Amazon Best Book of the Year, named a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, and more. Infinite Country is the winner of the New American Voices Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.
In Infinite Country, award-winning author Patricia Engel tells the powerful tale of a family divided. Set in Colombia and the United States and told through the shifting perspectives of each family member, Engel examines the beauty and cruelty of life in the diaspora, crafting “a breathtaking story of the unimaginable prices paid for a better life” (Esquire). With “meticulously rendered descriptions of Andean landscapes and mythology” (New York Times Book Review), Infinite Country is “at once a sweeping love story and tragic drama” (Elle), “forcefully examin[ing] what unites a family beyond the divisions borders and policies forge” (Los Angeles Review of Books). Through the intimacies of one family’s story, Engel “challenges us to consider that the United States has always been a place of borders” (Harvard Review of Books). “Told by a chorus of voices and perspectives, this is as much an all-American story as it is a global one” (Booklist).
An American Sign Language Interpreter will be participating in this program.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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The Broward Public Library Foundation is a charitable organization incorporated in 1982 committed to enhancing the collections, programs, and services of the Broward County Library beyond the means of public funding. Broward Public Library Foundation is the proud sponsor of the NEA Big Read program striving to achieve a state of excellence throughout the county's family of libraries.
AGE GROUP: | New Adults | Everyone | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Speaker | In-person | Discussion/Lecture | Books | Author Events |
TAGS: | NEA Big Read |
|Mon, Mar 27||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||11:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
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|Sun, Apr 02||10:00AM to 6:00PM|