Meet Date: Monday November 13th, 2017
Grace Street Lobby 7:00 pm
3750 Book Club Selection for November 2017
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years–a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today–an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Demick takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting, we see her subjects fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we witness their profound, life-altering disillusionment with the government and their realization that, rather than providing them with lives of abundance, their country has betrayed them
Join us for a lively discussion of this book on Monday Mon.Nov.13th at 7:00 pm in the Grace Street Lobby.
All 3750 residents and their friends are welcome and registration is free. Contact Heather Anderson (9H): 727-331-2580 or email@example.com