Please join us for our May book group discussion on:
The Lady Matador’s Hotel
by Cristina Garcia
National Book Award finalist Cristina García delivers a powerful and gorgeous novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a luxurious hotel in an unnamed Central American capital in the midst of political turmoil. The lives of six men and women converge over the course of one week. There is a Japanese-Mexican-American matadora in town for a bull-fighting competition; an ex-guerrilla now working as a waitress in the hotel coffee shop; a Korean manufacturer with an underage mistress ensconced in the honeymoon suite; aninternational adoption lawyer of German descent; a colonel who committed atrocities during his country’s long civil war; and a Cuban poet who has come with his American wife to adopt a local infant. With each day, their lives become further entangled, resulting in the unexpected—the clash of histories and the pull of revenge and desire.Cristina García’s magnificent orchestration of politics, the intimacies of daily life, and the frailty of human nature unfolds in a moving, ambitious, often comic, and unforgettable tale.
Cristina Garcia will be in Spokane as part of the Get Lit! Programs! She will be doing a reading with Jason Skipper on:
Saturday, April 14thTime: 11 a.m. – noon Room: 122/Auditorium Venue: EWU Riverpoint, Phase 1 Building
Visit the Get Lit! Website for more information.
Upcoming Reads:June: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides July: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
If you have any questions or book recommendations, please email me at beckyhuss[at]gmail[dot]com or shrinkingvioletsociety[at]gmail[dot]com. Hope to see you there!