Talking Books Book Club from uLibrary
Join the Talking Books Book Club from uLibrary, every month there is a great new title to listen to.
The title for September 2023 is Fear and Lovely by Anjana Appachana, A tender, character-driven story of love, longing, terror and healing set in 1970s New Delhi.
Fear and Lovely by Anjana Appachana
Mallika is a painfully shy young woman growing up in the heart of a close-knit, sometimes stifling, New Delhi colony. Though she is surrounded by love, her life is complicated by secrets that she, her mother and her aunt work hard to keep. After suffering a trauma aged 19, Mallika loses three days of her memory and slowly spirals into a deep depression. She must find a way out of this abyss, back to herself and those she cares about. But she must also hide her mental illness from her community. In a narrative that unfolds elliptically from the perspectives of Mallika and the seven people closest to her, the astonishing story of these characters’ lives emerges. As each gives voice to contending with their own struggles, secrets and silences shatter.
Want to read the book? Borrow Fear and Lovely by Anjana Appachana
Go to uLibrary or the app if you using a mobile device. If using the app, go to the Book Clubs tab and this months titles will ready for you to borrow. On the website you will need to click My Account, then log in with your library card and pin. Then the Book Clubs tab will appear then you will be able borrow the audiobook for this month.