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MAGICAL REALISM FOR NON-BELIEVERS event at the Chanhassen Library with Anika Fajardo

When Oct 05, 2019
from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen, MN 55317
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Magical Realism for Non-Believers (Anika Fajardo)Anika Fajardo will be at the Chanhassen Library on Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m. for a reading and signing of her new book, Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family.


In 1995, Anika Fajardo flew to Colombia to discover a birthplace that was foreign to her and a father who was a stranger. Vivid and heartfelt in the telling, Fajardo’s story is powerfully compelling in its bridging of time and place and in its moving depiction of self-transformation. Family, she comes to find, is where you find it and what you make of it.


"Fajardo describes the pain of yearning for something you can't quite articulate, of getting what you thought you wanted and finding it less than satisfying. She dives into her family's past and continues her story into her own adulthood, laying bare the many complicated ways our family informs who we are and how we interact with the world." —BuzzFeed

"Fajardo revisits interactions and places with intricately remembered emotion, making for a delicious dive into the complicated, beautiful messes that love can make." —Booklist