Brown Book Club: Western Lane

Brown Club of Georgia

Atlanta , Georgia, United States

March 19 2023, 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Brown Book Club: Western Lane
Atlanta , GA TBA

Join us for a discussion of WESTERN LANE by Chetna Maroo. Description of this acclaimed novel below:

A taut, enthralling first novel about grief, sisterhood, and a young athlete's struggle to transcend herself.


Eleven-year-old Gopi has been playing squash since she was old enough to hold a racket. When her mother dies, her father enlists her in a quietly brutal training regimen, and the game becomes her world. Slowly, she grows apart from her sisters. Her life is reduced to the sport, guided by its rhythms: the serve, the volley, the drive, the shot and its echo.


An indelible coming-of-age story, Chetna Maroo's first novel captures the ordinary and annihilates it with beauty. Western Lane is a valentine to innocence, to the closeness of sisterhood, to the strange ways we come to know ourselves and each other.

Our discussion will be led and moderated by renowned writer, teacher, and book-club facilitator, Greg Changnon.

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