The Private Lives of Trees / La vida privada de los arboles


lol_private-lives-of-trees_cover-spa2by Alejandro Zambra

Each night, Julián , a young professor of literature, has improvised a story about trees for his stepdaughter, Daniela. But tonight something is different: as Julián becomes increasingly concerned that his wife won’t return from her art class, he imagines what Daniela—at 20, at 30 years old, without a mother—will think of his novel about a man tending to his bonsai.

Note: Participants may also read Zambra’s short novel lol_bonsai_cover-engBonsái which is included in the Spanish edition of The Private Lives of Trees. The English edition of Bonsai will be available only on a limited basis. (Bonsái was also made into a film.)

The group will meet Wednesday, November 9, 7-8:00 pm, 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. Copies of Alejandro Zambra’s The Private Lives of Trees (Spanish: La vida privada de los arboles) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!



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