HOSTED BY USA TODAY BOOKS REPORTER BARBARA VANDENBURGH
First Draft Book Club: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
7-8:30PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
LOCATION: ONLINE
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You can't come to us, so First Draft Book Bar is coming to you! Pour a drink, fire up the computer, and join USA Today Books Editor Barbara VanDenburgh for a Zoom discussion about November's club pick, Leave the World Behind.

It's free to attend.


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ABOUT THE BOOK

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction). 

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong
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From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis.
Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.
Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?



WHAT IS FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB?
First Draft Book Club is the official book club of First Draft Book Bar – the coffee, beer, and wine bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix. Every month, USA Today Books Reporter Barbara VanDenburgh picks a hot new book and hosts a guided book club discussion.

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