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Understanding The Middle East Book Club

Understanding The Middle East group meets on the third Monday of  the month at 7 p.m.  It has the purpose of exploring the rich culture of the Middle East through literature (poetry, fiction, memoirs). They do include readings of nonfiction as they try to gain an understanding of history and current events.  Although they read writers from the west, the goal is to discover the many talented authors from middle eastern countries who may not be well known in the U.S.  Even though discussions of politics cannot always be avoided, this is not the focus.

For more information, contact Tina Martin.  New members are always welcome.

We do not meet in December.

Upcoming

  • July 18: Daughter of Kobani, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  • August 15: Midnight in Cairo, Raphael Cormack
  • September 9: The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden, Peter Bergen
The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525560708
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Penguin Books - February 15th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won


Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt's Roaring '20s By Raphael Cormack Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324021933
Availability: On our shelves
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 26th, 2022

A vibrant portrait of the talented and entrepreneurial women who defined an era in Cairo.


The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden By Peter L. Bergen Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982170530
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 2nd, 2022

The world’s leading expert on Osama bin Laden delivers for the first time the “riveting” (The New York Times) definitive biography of a man who set the course of American foreign policy for the 21st century and whose ideological heirs we continue to battle today.

In The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergan provides the first reevaluation of t