Exploring Non-Fiction at the GPL: “Solito”
About This Event
Join us at the GPL for our bi-monthly book discussion, as we explore different authors and genres, on Tuesday, July 18, at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room of the new Library. This month we are exploring memoirs with Javier Zamora’s Solito: A Memoir.
Javier Zamora’s adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone amid a group of strangers and a “coyote” hired to lead them to safety, Javier expects his trip to last two short weeks.He cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside fellow migrants who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family.
A memoir as gripping as it is moving, Solito provides an immediate and intimate account not only of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also of the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments. Solito is Javier Zamora’s story, but it’s also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home.
For more information, contact Pamela McBride at email@example.com or call (413) 772-1544.
This program, made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to the public.