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Virtual: Books on Main Adult Book Club

Event Type: Adult Book Club
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 2/17/2021
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
 
What: Book discussion of The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

When: Wednesday, February 17th @ 6p

Where: This book club will be held virtually over Zoom. An invitation with the meeting ID and discussion questions will be sent after we receive your registration.

Who: Everyone wishing to broaden their reading horizons.

How: Books are available at the front desk or through self-service hold pickup.

Summary: In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.

But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-aunt, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.

Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

See link below to register.

Contact: Robin Mitchell
Contact Number: 4794188655
Link: Click here to register