Books & Brews
Join our traveling book club for adults. We visit local businesses for a great discussion about a book every month. This month, join us to discuss Blue Label by Eduardo J. Sánchez Rugeles. We will meet at Balcones Distillery (225 S. 11th St) for a tour before our meeting. Join us at 6 for the tour or at 7 for the discussion only.
Eugenia Blanc has one aim after graduating from high school: to abandon Venezuela definitively. She embarks on a spontaneous road trip in a banged-up Fiat in search of her grandfather, the one person who can provide her with the documents that would allow her to leave the country. A troubled romance unfolds during the Chávez era, Venezuela’s “lost decade” of the 1990s, a time of intractable violence, inequality, corruption, and instability that led to Chávez’s election. With an unvarnished fluidity that brings to mind Jack Kerouac and a crazy-ass playlist that ranges from REM to Bob Dylan to El Canto del Loco to Shakira, Blue Label is an audacious, dark novel with a gut-punch of an ending; the prize-winning first book by a writer who has cemented his reputation as a major young Latin American voice.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Show more dates
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm