Books and Bites is an ongoing book discussion group exploring novels and nonfiction.

Thursday, June 14, 2018,  10:00 am — 12:00 pm, 
The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia.  They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash.  Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered woman they call “the rent collector” who comes demanding money – a secret that dates back to the Khmer Rouge.  The Rent Collector powerfully illustrates how literacy can change lives and how anyone can “rise from the ashes” in the most unlikely of places.

Members: $6 per session
Nonmembers: $10 per session
Online registration is below, or call the NCJW/Essex office at (973) 740-0588