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Big Read Discussion & Book Giveaway

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library


Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say and the Harris County Public Library invite you to join us for a book giveaway and discussion of Nuestra Palabra's 2024 Big Read selection, INFINITE COUNTRY by Patricia Engel. The first 50 attendees to register will receive a free copy of the book, courtesy of Nuestra Palabra through the Big Read grant.

In addition to receiving a free copy of the book, guests will enjoy refreshments and an interactive panel discussion about the book, hosted by Tony Diaz, Founder of El Librotraficante and Director of Nuestra Palabra. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate and ask questions but should not feel pressured to have read the book ahead of time.

Please register on this page to be eligible for book giveaway. Feel free to bring guests to the event, but each guest that would like to receive a book should register separately, as we will hold one book per registration for the first 50. 

Note: Must attend event in person to receive free book.

About the Book (From the NEA Big Read Initiative Page

In Infinite Country, award-winning author Patricia Engel tells the powerful tale of a family divided. Set in Colombia and the United States and told through the shifting perspectives of each family member, Engel examines the beauty and cruelty of life in the diaspora, crafting “a breathtaking story of the unimaginable prices paid for a better life” (Esquire). With “meticulously rendered descriptions of Andean landscapes and mythology” (New York Times Book Review), Infinite Country is “at once a sweeping love story and tragic drama” (Elle), “forcefully examining what unites a family beyond the divisions borders and policies forge” (Los Angeles Review of Books). Through the intimacies of one family’s story, Engel “challenges us to consider that the United States has always been a place of borders” (Harvard Review of Books). “Told by a chorus of voices and perspectives, this is as much an all-American story as it is a global one” (Booklist).

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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