Book Club Day: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra


Living in a war torn land brings out  the best and worst out of humanity. In his novel  A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra beautifully captures his characters’ hopes, dreams, and loss. The novel is not about life in Chechnya, but how strangers bond over challenging times. Though not strangers, Akmed rescues little Havaa after her father is taken away and her home is burned down. Akmed comes to Sonja for help, even though he only knows her through her reputation as a doctor. Together, they find ways to survive, both physically and spiritually.

Today is book club day for our June pick.  Join our book club members as we discuss A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Head over to their sites and read what themes resonated for them:


Don’t forget to grab your copy of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.You can also follow Anthony Marra on Twitter.

  1. May 20, 2013
    • May 20, 2013