Last Tuesday of the Month Book Group

We have chosen this book for February.  The Zoom meeting will be held on February 28 at 7 pm.  If you are interested in joining us, please let me know and I will add you to our distribution list and send you the link.  You are welcome to attend, even if you haven’t read the book. 

A Woman Is No Man” by Etaf Rum

This debut novel by a Palestinian-American voice takes us inside the lives of a conservative Arab family living in America. In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past. As the narrative alternates between the lives of Deya and Isra, she begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind her community.

339 pgs      Available in HC, PB, Audible, Kindle and Audio CD

Chris Monroe