Welcome! This month, we’re reading Small Island by Andrea Levy.
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Small Island follows four main characters: Hortense and Gilbert, immigrants from Jamaica, and Bernard and Queenie, a married couple who end up being landlords to Hortense and Gilbert. The action in the story jumps around, so we get to see the characters before and after WWII.
If you’re interested in watching an adaptation of the book, make sure to check out a copy of the miniseries, available at your local library branch or on our streaming media service, Hoopla. Make sure to check out the trailer if you’re on the fence about watching the miniseries.
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