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Nonfiction Book Discussion:
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir  by Saeed Jones
Tuesday June 15th at 7:30 p.m.

How We Fight for Our LIves A Memoir by Saeed Jones

Please join us for a discussion of How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones on Tuesday June 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence, into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another, and to one another as we fight to become ourselves.
An award-winning poet, Jones has developed a style that’s as beautiful as it is powerful a voice that’s by turns a river, a blues, and a nightscape set ablaze. How We Fight for Our Lives is a one-of-a-kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time.

Copies of the book are available on Libby and may also be reserved for pickup at the library.
Click HERE to connect or dial in by your location 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 820 2916 1091
Passcode: 032501

 

Fiction Book Discussion:

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Tuesday June 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a discussion of The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri on Tuesday June 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain.
Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa, who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls. Above all, they must make the difficult journey back to each other, a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement.
Moving, intimate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times: a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home, never to be forgotten.

Copies of the book are available on Libby and may also be reserved for pickup at the library.

Click HERE to connect or dial in by your location 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID:  817 5359 4796
Passcode:  709973

 

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