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Bridgeport Public Library - Real Reads

Bridgeport, WV – Participants will discuss Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway and John Bidwell on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00pm. Patrons who wish to participate in this book club, please see Tyler at the library to borrow a copy of the book in time for discussion. Quantities are limited.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Tyler at the library at 304-842-8248. About Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway and John Bidwell Monique and the Mango Rains is the compelling story of a rare friendship between a young Peace Corps volunteer and a midwife who became a legend. Monique Dembele saved lives and dispensed hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. This book tells of her unquenchable passion to better the lives of women and children in the face of poverty, unhappy marriages, and endless backbreaking work. Monique's buoyant humor and willingness to defy tradition were uniquely hers. In the course of this deeply personal narrative, as readers immerse themselves in the rhythms of West African village life, they come to know Monique as friend, mother, and inspired woman.
Date: 10/28/2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM