Chadron Library Book Discussion Program
 
  • The Book Discussion Program of the Chadron Public Library was started in 2007 by Rosella Tesch, Library Director.

  • We meet the third Saturday of each month at 2:30 pm in the newspaper/ magazine section of the library.

  • You are welcome to participate as long as you have read the book up for discussion.

 
  • Members of the Reading Group take turns leading the discussions, and refreshments are usually served at each meeting.

  • Books are chosen by a democratic vote of the Reading Group members.

 
 
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January

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas?“The Butterflies.”  In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters - Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dede - speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.  

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