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NECC is full of people who love to read so let’s get together and talk about a good book!

Faculty, staff and all members of the college community are invited to join the NECC READS Book Club to discuss the National Book Award Nominee The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan.

This book, which came out in paperback in December, was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2016.  The novel tells the story of a young man in the aftermath of a bomb attack in New Delhi in 1996. The ramifications of this act of  terrorism is explored in this award winning novel.

“Wonderful. . . . Smart, devastating unpredictable, and enviably adept in its handling of tragedy and its fallout. If you enjoy novels that happily disrupt traditional narratives—about grief, death, violence, politics—I suggest you go out and buy this one. Post haste.”—Fiona Maazel, The New York Times.

Extra copies of the book will be available on both campuses to check out in the Library.

Haverhill Campus

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Noon to 1:30 pm


General Services (B) Building
Room: B-103

Lawrence Campus

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Noon to 1:30 pm


Dimitry (L) Building
Office of Professional Development
Room: L-154

More Information

We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information; Ann Grandmaison agrandmaison@necc.mass.edu or Maggie Lucey mlucey@necc.mass.edu