A Burning - Novel Ideas (Virtual)
April 7 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
At WPL we just really love book clubs. Whether in person or online, they’re the perfect place to read great books with great book nerds, and dive deep into stories that really make you think. Join us to discuss topical, thought-provoking contemporary fiction. Contact the Reference Desk at 330.335.1294 for more information. Registration is required to receive a secure virtual meeting invitation.
After a fiery attack on a train leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled. Jivan, a bright, striving woman from the slums looking for a way out of poverty, is wrongly accused of planning the attack because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir, a slippery gym teacher from Jivan's former high school, has hitched his aspirations to a rising right wing party, and his own ascent becomes increasingly linked to Jivan's fall. Lovely, a spirited, impoverished, relentlessly optimistic hjira, who harbors dreams of becoming a Bollywood star, can provide the alibi that would set Jivan free--but her appearance in court will have unexpected consequences that will change the course of all of their lives.