July 27, 2009 - 8:00pm
Join us for a fun summer session of drinks and discussion outside at Pier I cafe! We will be reading Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer on Monday July 27th at 8:00 p.m.
Our book club is expanding its repertoire beyond Israeli authors to include exciting new works of Jewish fiction. Come explore the contemporary Jewish literary scene in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No prior experience necessary and please feel free to listen in on the discussion even if you have not read the book!
While an RSVP is not necessary, we strongly recommend it for this session as it will help us estimate how many seats we need at our outdoor or rain location. It will also allow us to contact you in case we need to move our meeting place due to rain.
Next meeting: Monday, July 27th at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pier I Cafe, by the water at 68th Street, near riverside http://www.piericafe.com/index.html
Rain location: 710 West End Avenue Apt 3C between 94th-95th streets
Questions? Contact Libby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on Septembers of Shiraz:
In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, forging tenuous trusts, his wife feverishly searches for him, suspecting, all the while, that their once-trusted housekeeper has turned on them and is now acting as an informer. And as his daughter, in a childlike attempt to stop the wave of baseless arrests, engages in illicit activities, his son, sent to New York before the rise of the Ayatollahs, struggles to find happiness even as he realizes that his family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger. A page-turning literary debut, The Septembers of Shiraz simmers with questions of identity, alienation, and love, not simply for a spouse or a child, but for all the intangible sights and smells of the place we call home.