Latin@ Literature Discussion Group: Maya’s Notebook / El Cuaderno de Maya

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LOL_Mayas Notebook.SPA_Coverby Isabel Allende

Maya Vidal, a 19-year-old American girl, finds refuge on a remote island off the coast of Chile after falling into a life of drugs, crime, and prostitution. There, in the company of a lame dog and other strange characters, she begins to record her life story in a notebook, which includes pursuit by assassins, the police, and the FBI…and in the process of writing, she unveils a terrible family secret.

Note: The discussion of “2666” by Roberto Bolaño has been moved to September 9, 2015

Maya Vidal, una niña americana de 19 años, encuentra refugio en una isla remota en la costa de Chile después de caer en una vida de drogas, la delincuencia y la prostitución. Allí, en compañía de un perro cojo y otros personajes extraños, ella comienza a grabar su historia de vida en un cuaderno, que incluye la persecución de los asesinos, la policía y el FBI … y en el proceso de escribir, ella revela un secreto terrible de la familia.

Nota: La discusión de “2666” de Roberto Bolaño ha sido trasladado al 9 de septiembre de 2015.”

The group will meet Wednesday, March 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m., 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library. Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Isabel Allende’s Maya’s Notebook (Spanish: El cuaderno de Maya) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!

Also: don’t miss the EPL event Salima Rivera and Chicago’s Puerto Rican Poetry, on Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room! The discussion will be held by Paul Schroeder Rodriguez, Professor of Spanish at Northeastern Illinois University.

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