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Vroman's Live - Ishmael Beah discusses Little Family

Vroman's Live Presents Ishmael Beah via Crowdcast on Friday May 15th at 6pm

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EVENT LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/little-family

A powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together.

Hidden away from a harsh outside world, five young people have improvised a home in an abandoned airplane, a relic of their country's tumultuous past. Elimane, the bookworm, is as street-smart as he is wise. Clever Khoudiemata maneuvers to keep the younger kids--athletic, pragmatic Ndevui, thoughtful Kpindi, and especially their newest member, Namsa--safe and fed. When Elimane makes himself of service to the shadowy William Handkerchief, it seems as if the little family may be able to keep the world at bay and their household intact. But when Khoudi comes under the spell of the "beautiful people"--the fortunate sons and daughters of the elite--the desire to resume an interrupted coming of age and follow her own destiny proves impossible to resist.

A profound and tender portrayal of the connections we forge to survive the fate we're dealt, Little Family marks the further blossoming of a unique global voice. (Riverhead Books)

Ishmael Beah, born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, is the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel both published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. He was appointed UNICEF’s first Advocate for Children Affected by War on 20 November 2007. In 2007, he also founded the Ishmael Beah foundation dedicated to helping children affected by war reintegrate into society and improve their lives. He is based in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and children.

EVENT LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/little-family

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Little Family: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - April 28th, 2020

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