babble book club's new selection is Something Fierce: Memoir of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre. The final discussion will be Friday November 1 at 2 p.m. EST on this thread!
Something Fierce tells the gripping tale of a six year old Aguirre forced to flee with her family to Canada during the violent Chilean coup that removed democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende and began the reign of dictator General Augusto Pinochet.
When the Chilean resistance issued a call for exiled activists to return, Aguirre's mother and stepfather set up a safe house in Bolivia, thus ushering Aguirre into the movement. At 18, Aguirre joined the resistance and moved to Argentina with her husband to continue the fight.
The book is widelt available in libraries, independent bookstores and online as an ebook. If you need help finding a copy, let us know in the thread and we'll be happy to help you out!
Check out the books blog for more information on the selection and join our Facebook group for added fun and to meet some of the book clubbers in 'real life'.