Books & Bagels: The World Played Chess
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Join us on Zoom for a discussion of The World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni! Zoom link will be emailed. If you are not on the Books and Bagels email list, please see the Books and Bagels page on the website for contact info for Barbara Pohls.
The December 2022 Books and Bagels read is The World Played Chess, by Robert Dugoni. In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school, and takes a summer construction job to earn money before college. Little does he imagine what his co-workers, two traumatized Vietnam vets, will teach him about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one's own destiny. Forty years later, these lessons resurface as Vincent sees his own son off to college. A coming-of-age story and, obliquely, a Vietnam story, this is another can't-miss read from the acclaimed author.