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Mar 21: Classics Revisited

Classics Revisited

Where:  Henry Ford Centennial Library – Second Floor Ford Collection Room
When:  Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri


The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world.

This is the book we’re reading for the Big Read! The adventure begins with a Kickoff on Sunday, March 18. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

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Other Selections Include:

September 20
Federalist Papers (selections) by Alexander Hamilton et al. 

October 25 (fourth Wednesday)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

November 15
Cicero: Selected Works 

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

December 20
Anne of Green Gables: Book 1 by Lucy M. Montgomery

January 17
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

February 21
Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

March 21
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (Big Read!)

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

May 16
Ulysses by James Joyce

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