February Book Club Pick: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

February 2015 Book Club

February 2015 Book Club


The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra for their February meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Thursday, February 26 at 3:30 pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.

In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded.

For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an unwelcome surprise. Weary and overburdened, she has no desire to take on additional risk and responsibility. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja’s world will shift on its axis and reveal the intricate pattern of connections that weaves together the pasts of these three unlikely companions and unexpectedly decides their fate.

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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