Scheherazade's The Thousand and One Nights meets Alan Gratz's Refugee in this important debut novel from a Syrian-American author, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. A 12th century fable about an apprentice mapmaker is interwoven with a modern-day Syrian refugee searching for home, as the plot follows both girls through the Middle East, encountering tremendous dangers and immense acts of kindness. A must-read for teens and adults, this is an incredibly moving and lushly described story of family and friends, meaningful culture, changing landscapes, and universal hope. A staff pick, a Signed First Editions Club pick, and a Forever Young: YA for Adults book club pick.
This event is part of the QRB Supper Club Series, where we hold a 10-person dinner with the author prior to the event at nearby North Hills restaurant, Aladdin's. For $30, receive a copy of the The Map of Salt and Stars, enjoy dinner at 5 pm (appetizer, main, and dessert), and receive priority seating and priority signing line placement at the in-store 7 pm event. Email email@example.com with questions or to reserve your place. THIS DINNER IS SOLD OUT!
“This imaginative but very real look into war-torn Syria is a must.” –Booklist (starred review)
This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary ma