Join Kol Ami's monthly book club, led by board member David Glickman. In May, the group will be reading Julia Alvarez's acclaimed novel, "Afterlife."
In a year that seems to present new challenges for us at every turn, Julia Alvarez’s latest novel, Afterlife, has arrived at the perfect time. The novel begins with Antonia Vega, a writer and college professor whose life is in the midst of falling apart. While grieving the death of her husband and the disappearance of her sister, Antonia must help a pregnant, undocumented teenager whose life suddenly collides with her own. A meditation on family and community, Afterlife illuminates our duty to help others even when we need to help ourselves.