November 18, 2019
205 W. Quay St.
Artesia, NM 88210
There is no cost to participate in the book discussion.
Library Adult -- Lunchtime Book Discussion Group
Monday, November 18, 2019
Bring a sack lunch and join us for a discussion of "The Rent Collector" by Camron Wright. Pick up your copy of the book at the Artesia Public Library.
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money--a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one womans journey to save her son and another womans chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia--perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia--everyone deserves a second chance.