JCPL Book Club: Olga Dies Dreaming

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
JCPL
Davis Conference Room

Event Details

Join us for a group discussion of Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez. Copies of the book are available at the library Customer Service Desk approximately one month before the discussion.

It's 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro "Prieto" Acevedo, are bold-faced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn while Olga is the tony wedding planner for Manhattan's powerbrokers.

Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors, things are far less rosy. Sure, Olga can orchestrate the love stories of the 1%, but she can't seem to find her own...until she meets Matteo, who forces her to confront the effects of long-held family secrets...

Twenty-seven years ago, their mother, Blanca, a Young Lord-turned-radical, abandoned her children to advance a militant political cause, leaving them to be raised by their grandmother. Now, with the winds of hurricane season, Blanca has come barreling back into their lives.

Set against the backdrop of New York City in the months surrounding the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico's history, Olga Dies Dreaming is a story that examines political corruption, familial strife, and the very notion of the American dream—all while asking what it really means to weather a storm. (Summary from Goodreads.com)

Masks are recommended.

Registration is required. 

Event Type(s): Books & Authors
Age Group(s): Adults
Mycah Sylvain
(859) 885-3523 ext. 228

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