Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) will meet on Saturday, March 30th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM in the library’s Board Room. The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 South Kalmia Street.
The selected book for this month is the Pulitzer Prize winner La Carretera / The Road by Cormac McCarthy. This apocalyptic vision is narrated by a nameless man who is one of the few survivors of an unspecified civilization-ending catastrophe. He and his young son are trekking along a treacherous highway, starving and freezing, trying to avoid roving cannibal armies. The tale, and their lives, is saved from teetering over the edge of bleakness thanks to the man’s fierce belief that they are “the good guys” who are preserving the light of humanity.
The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
In April Rincon Literario readers will discuss La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao / The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at our website. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4814
Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of each month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. The discussions are a perfect way to discuss interesting books and converse in both languages.
Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.