From the Los Angeles Times Book Club:
Join Laila Lalami, author of “The Other Americans,” in conversation with Los Angeles Times reporter Lorraine Ali at the Skirball Cultural Center.
“The Other Americans” is the latest selection of the L.A. Times Book Club.Lalami’s novel “manages to be many books at once: a gripping literary thriller, a complex love story and a sharp critique of an America wracked by war and hatred, divided against itself, constantly near a breaking point,” says reviewer Michael Shaub. “And Lalami succeeds admirably on all fronts.”
Tickets are $15 for general admission with open seating. The VIP ticket package is $60 and includes attendance at the author reception, a copy of “The Other Americans,” reserved seating, wine and appetizers.
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The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected “The Other Americans” as its next book and will host a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. Reporter Lorraine Ali will moderate.
“The Other Americans” is the second selection of the Times Book Club, which launched this spring. Previously, the book club read "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean and hosted a community discussion with the author.
Tuesday, July 30 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049
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