LIT WITS BOOK DISCUSSION
We alternate non-fiction with fiction selections.
Our discussion is on the First Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Meetings are presently via Zoom
Our book for December 7 is The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee. An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal totalitarian regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom. Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family. Hyeonseo instead remined in China. Twelve years and two lifetimes later, she would return to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea, on one of the most arduous, costly, and dangerous journeys imaginable.
If you’d like a list of our books for the rest of 2021, let us know. If you have any questions or suggestions for Lit Wits, you can get in touch with Jan Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Parker (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Hope to see you on the first Tuesday.