Books For Lunch Book Discussion
May 05, 2008
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
|Where||Hoffman Community Room|
|Contact Name||Shirley Vonderhaar|
Adult readers welcome.
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This group gathers on the first Monday of each month to discuss different books selected by the group. This month the group will be discussing "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. This novel is a searing epic of Afghanistan in turmoil. Mariam is the scorned illegitimate daughter of a wealthy businessman, forced at age 15 into marrying the 40-year-old Rasheed. Eighteen years later, Rasheed takes another wife, 14-year-old Laila, a smart and spirited girl whose only other options, after her parents are killed by rocket fire, are prostitution or starvation. Against a backdrop of unending war, Mariam and Laila become allies in an battle with Rasheed, whose violent misogyny is endorsed by custom and law. Everyone is welcome to come, listen and share. Bring your lunch, if you wish. Dessert and beverages are provided by the participants or the Friends of the Library. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.