Thursday, May 17, 2012
Let's Go Be Revolutionaries!
Deb Olin Unferth's memoir, Revolution: the Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, is the subject of the next Memoirs and Coffee book discussion this Tuesday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Ms. Unferth "went to join the war" after falling in love with a college co-ed described as idealistic, to say the least. The author changed faiths for him, and together they ventured off to Nicaragua to attempt to join the Sandanista Army in 1987. But the Sandanistas had little use for them, the couple was continually robbed as they moved around the country, and malnutrition began to set in. Love did not last. Neither did the author's fervor for "revolution jobs." Copies of the book are available in the library, and new members are invited to attend this book discussion.