The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by acclaimed writer Arundhati Roy, is at once personal journeys and historical backdrop; an immersion in years of India’s religious, political, and cultural changes told through individual stories, with both suffering and love. It is about sides of the same coin, war becoming peace and vice versa, acceptance and hate, being reviled and being revered. Above all, it looks to be an enlightening and thoughtful story. We meet in the back room (behind the children’s section) of the Midtown Scholar. Please RSVP and/or send questions to Joe Foner at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there, and happy reading!