Fairfax Reads Book Group discusses A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry. With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India in 1975 in an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village--will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future. Thursday, November 8 from 6:30-8pm at the Fairfax Community Library www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org 802-849-2420 All events are free unless noted. Pre-registration encouraged. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies are available to borrow at the library. New members are always welcome.