Evening Book Club discussion today

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BELLOWS FALLS — Pat Fowler, of Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, will lead the Evening Book Club discussion on "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko, today, 6 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore. One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon — and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, 11-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he's ever known. "The Leavers" is a vivid examination of borders and belonging.


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