Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets on Saturday, November 24th 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.
Rincón Literario meets regularly, 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.
The selected book is the bestselling classic memoir La Vida Loca /Always Running by Luis Rodriguez. It is the searing true story of one man’s life in a Chicano gang—and his heroic struggle to free himself from its grip. By age twelve, Luis was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare. Lured by seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings and arrests, and then watched with increasing fear as gang life claimed friends and family members. Before long, Rodriquez saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, it is ultimately a true story filled with hope, insight and a hard-earned lesson for the next generation.
Rincon Literario will not meet in December but will meet again in January when readers will discuss Deshonrada/In the Name of Honor by Mukhtar Mai. A list of future Rincón Literario selections is available at http://library.escondido.org. For more information on the library’s book discussion groups and other programs, visit the library website or call 760.839.4601.
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.