The Westmoreland is partnering with Greensburg Hempfield Library to present a book club focused on themes tied to Border Cantos | Sonic Border. Join us at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library to discuss the multi-award winning novel, Lost Children Archive, by author Valeria Luiselli. Lost Children Archive is timely, compassionate, subtly hilarious, and formally inventive — a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.
Please note, books will be provided by the Greensburg Hempfield Library and the book club will meet in-person at the library.
FREE with registration. Limited to 15 participants.
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 21
TO REGISTER TO ATTEND, CLICK HERE.
You can also register in-person at the library or by calling the library at 724-837-5620.
About Lost Children Archive
This novel tells the story of a family’s summer road trip across America – a journey that, with profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo – and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera – the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. The father, a sound documentarist, hopes to gather an “inventory of echoes” from this historic, mythic place. The mother, a radio journalist, becomes consumed by the news she hears on the car radio, about the thousands of children trying to reach America but getting stranded at the southern border, held in detention centers, or being sent back to their homelands, to an unknown fate. But as the family drives farther west – through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas – we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure – both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations. Told through the voices of the mother and her son, as well as through a stunning tapestry of collected texts and images – including prior stories of migration and displacement – this is a story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most.– description provided by publisher,