Brown Bag Book Club: The Pearl Diver by Jeff Talargia

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2016-11-29 12:00 - 13:00

The Pearl Diver by Jeff Talariga                             2004, Fiction, 256 pgs

In 1948, a nineteen-year-old Japanese pearl diver is in her fourth season of perfecting the techniques of her age-old occupation. But her dreams of spending her life diving in the waters of the Inland Sea are shattered when she discovers that she has leprosy. She knows that the shame attached to the disease is inescapable: rejection by her family is imminent, exile unavoidable. Written with precision and eloquence, The Pearl Diver is an unforgettable and compassionate tale of one woman's search for wisdom, beauty, and self-worth.

Meeting at Noon the last Tuesday of every month at Providence Public Library Trustees’ Room

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