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Please come to a discussion of The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey by Salman Rushdie at the Hartford/Ocotal Sister City Project and Hartford Public Library reading group at the library, 500 Main St., Room 141, on Wed., April 18, from 12:30 to1:30 P.M. Bring your lunch if you wish. Very light refreshments will be available. The program is part of the library’s Bridging Cultures Series and is free.

The book is based on Rushdie’s short trip to Nicaragua in 1986. He says that although he did not go to write, he felt compelled to do so when he returned. He writes that the book “is a portrait of a moment, no more, in the life of that beautiful, volcanic country.” Accounts of his visits with campesinos, musicians, Sandinista leaders, church leaders, writers, and others in both the Atlantic and Pacific Coast regions engage readers and cast light on the massive changes in Nicaraguan society at that time.

The 1981 winner of the Booker Prize for his novel Midnight’s Children, Rushdie has written many other works of fiction and non-fiction.

The Jaguar Smile is available at local libraries and book stores and at online book sellers. Please contact us if you would like to borrow a book or need further information. kganderson@snet.net or sanderson03@snet.net