Book Selections

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Diaz
July 31, 2012

Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar Wao and the history of his family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight on the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss.

The Underside of Joy

by Sere Prince Halverson
May 1, 2012

Set against the backdrop of Redwood forests and shimmering vineyards, Sere Prince Halverson’s compelling debut tells the story of two women, bound by an unspeakable loss, who each claims to be the mother of the same two children.