VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB SUPPORTING THE BOOK CELLAR OF LINCOLN SQUARE
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Join our book club from the comfort of your own home! Our next book selection is: Celestial Bodies
Set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla, who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves. There Is no fee to join the book club. Meetings will be held virtually through Zoom.us each month, until we can meet in real life.
You may already have the book in your collection, or if you need a copy, you can purchase it from our local bookstore, The Book Cellar. Simply call to place your order over the phone.
Books will be shipped in two to three business days.
A link will be sent to all registrants prior to the book club meeting with the Zoom login information.