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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 at  tgmartin89@hotmail.com.  New members are always welcome.

We do not meet in December.

Upcoming

  • November 16: If Oceans Were Ink, Carla Power
  • January 18: When We Were Arabs, Massoud Hayoun
If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780805098198
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 7th, 2015

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Named A Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Denver Post Praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today.


When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781620974162
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: New Press - June 25th, 2019

WINNER OF THE ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARD - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR

The stunning debut of a brilliant nonfiction writer whose vivid account of his grandparents' lives in Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine, and Los Angeles reclaims his family's Jewish Arab identity