Book Discussion: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Thursday, February 6, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join the Library Book Club for a discussion of The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri's novel about a Bengali immigrant couple from Calcutta and their American-born son. The Namesake is a story about the American immigrant experience: Old-World parents' conflicted feelings of ambition for the future and nostalgia for the past, and the way their children are expected to embrace the new homeland while feeling a connection to a country where they have never lived.
The Namesake is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read selection. An excellent guide to the novel is available on the Big Read website here.
- Hosted by:
- Library Book Club
- Library Conference Room (located inside Library Administration 119)
- Event is Free
- RSVP not required
- Special Notes:
- Google Hangouts link for distance students and faculty here.