Book Club September 19

Hi, Readers!

Just a reminder that the Riverton Area Book Club will meet this Saturday, Sept.19, from 10-11 am, in the community room of the Riverton Village Hall. We will discuss Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.  Social distancing is available and masks should be worn.According to the Latino Book Review, this novel is "developed on the notion of postmemory...which is the relationship of the second generation to events before their births that are transferred to them as powerful and meaningful stories. These constitute memories in their own right." Cleeton is able to use postmemory because she is a second generation Cuban who grew up listening to stories about her family leaving their country after the Cuban Revolution. Her next novel (When We Left Cuba) picks up the storyline of Beatriz, one of the Perez sisters. Both books are Reese Witherspoon Book Club picks.Cleeton's interest in history and politics adds to the authenticity and richness of this story. She received a bachelor's degree in international relations from the American International University in London; a master's degree in global politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.