Book of the Month for January 2013 — Wilton Library
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Winner of the National Book Award for 2012, this narrative nonfiction tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. “A triumph of a book – a beautiful account, told through real-life stories, of the sorrows and joys, anxieties and stamina, in the lives of the precarious and powerless in urban India,” Amartya Sen, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics.