The next book club event in the London Reads series continues tonight (Jan. 14) with University of Western Ontario President Paul Davenport and London Public Library Community Outreach & Program Services co-ordinator Delilah Deane Cummings.
The celebrity readers will be presenting Gratitude by Joseph Kertes. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the Stevenson & Hunt Room at the London Central Library.
Gratitude is a tale of Hungary’s Jewish population living in March 1944, and how by the next winter, more than half a million of them had been murdered. The debut novel from this award-winning teacher “explores brilliantly and with deep humanity the complexities of the human psyche in its darkest hour, and offers a rich and unforgettable portrait of a European Empire’s last days.”
Presented by Alumni Western, London Reads was originally launched as Western Reads as part of Western’s 125th anniversary celebrations in 2003.