Detroit Mom Book Club: Book of the Month for April 2021


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Book of the Month: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam


Amanda and Clay head out of New York City with their kids to a quiet corner of Long Island. They’re hoping for some quality family time, reconnection in their marriage, and a pause from their hectic day-to-day lives. Their vacation is off to a great start until late one night an elderly Black couple knocks on the front door of their vacation rental. They say the house is theirs, and a blackout in the city has forced them to drive out to their vacation home while things settle down. But without TV or Internet, both families are left in the dark, and no one knows who is telling the truth.

Notable Achievements

Finalist for the National Book Award 2020, a Read With Jenna Book Club selection, A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post, Time, NPR, Elle, Esquire, Kirkus, Library Journal, The Chicago Public Library, The New York Public Library, The LA Times, and USA Today.

Book Club Reading Discussion Schedule

The dates listed below are the days we will be posting discussion questions in the Facebook group. On those dates, we will be talking about the chapters listed.

Thursday, April 8: Chapters 1-10

Thursday, April 15: Chapters 11-20

Thursday, April 22: Chapters 21-30

Thursday, April 29: Chapters 31-40

We hope you enjoy Leave the World Behind and get to discuss with us in our book club this month!

For more great reading selections, and some former Book of the Month selections in our book club, check out Detroit Mom’s Top 10 Books of 2020.


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