UNC Staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on May 25, 2017 from 12pm-1pm at 202 Undergraduate Library (new location). We will discuss the book Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.
Lunch will be provided with registration. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have special dietary concerns.
Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende.
Description: This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.
When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as "the vampires," she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.
Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother’s old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.