Our book club is open to all. Simply read the book and show up.
No registration required, and no pop quiz if you don't finish the book. We ask only that your purchase the book at Inkwood to participate. We'll supply wine, snacks, and a lively discussion!
About the book: Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award ;Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR * Nylon * Kirkus Reviews * Bustle * BookPage
On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967.
Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia’s brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can’t escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in 1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia’s children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities.