Saturday, April 19, 2014
May 2014 WOW Book Club: The Memory of Love
We are now traveling to Freetown, Sierra Leone through the book "The Memory of Love" by Aminatta Forna.
Here's a Book Summary:
Since its publication in hardcover, Aminatta Forna’s The Memory of Love has been hailed as a book of rare beauty and importance, and has been shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and selected for the January 2011 Indie Next List. With astounding depth and elegance, it takes the reader through the haunting atmosphere of a country at war, delicately intertwining the powerful stories of two generations.
In contemporary Freetown, a devastating civil war has left an entire populace with secrets to keep. In the capital hospital Kai, a gifted young surgeon is plagued by demons that are beginning to threaten his livelihood. Elsewhere in the hospital lies Elias Cole, a man who has stories to tell from the country’s turbulent postcolonial years that are far from heroic. As past and present intersect, Kai and Elias are drawn unwittingly closer by Adrian, a British psychiatrist with good intentions, and into the path of one woman at the center of their stories.
We will be meeting in the SoMA area, near Market street at The Roastery on Saturday May 10 at 1pm (DATE AND TIME DIFFERS FROM USUAL TIME).
Next Book to Read:
June - Mayada, Daughter of Iraq by Jean Sasson