Our next meeting will be on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 10 am at the home of Arlean Fermanis. We will be reading The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. It is available at Amazon and and other online book sellers and there are limited copies at Orleans and Jefferson Parish libraries. If you would like to join the meeting, please send an email to Arlean at email@example.com to let her know. We are asking that attendees be vaccinated for COVID 19. Bring a friend, we always have a great discussion. All are welcome!
From the Amazon website:
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money–a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman’s journey to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia–perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia–everyone deserves a second chance.