Friday, November 22, 2013

November 2013: When I lived in Modern Times

Thanks to everyone who came to the book discussion on Sri Lanka - now we're going to the Middle East region (London, Palestine, Israel) and discuss next When I lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant.

Here's a Book Summary:
In the spring of 1946, Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty-year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible.

Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new, strange country, she joins a kibbutz, then moves on to the teeming metropolis of Tel Aviv, to find her own home and a group of friends as eccentric and disparate as the city itself. She falls in love with a man who is not what he seems when she becomes an unwitting spy for a nation fighting to be born.

When I Lived in Modern Times is "an unsentimental coming-of-age story of both a country and a young immigrant . . . that provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed."

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction!

We'll be meeting at Cumaica coffeeshop at 200 Clement Street in the Inner Richmond neighborhood on Sun Nov 24 @ 2pm

Final WOW Book of 2013:

Saturday, December 14 2013: Love Inshallah; The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu

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