A monthly virtual book chat for patrons of the New Haven Free Public Library and patrons of the Prospect Public Library.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is a moving novel that was published at the end of August in 2019. The novel is rooted in Lefteri's volunteer experience in Athens at a refugee center that supported many Syrian refugees who were fleeing the civil war and violence in their country. The Goodreads description of the novel states:
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. On the way, Nuri is sustained by the knowledge that waiting for them is Mustafa, his cousin and business partner, who has started an apiary and is teaching fellow refugees in Yorkshire to keep bees.
As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all, they must journey to find each other again.
Moving, powerful, compassionate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.
Join patrons of the New Haven Free Public Library and the Prospect Public Library to discuss this amazing novel in a group of friendly readers. The meeting will occur virtually on zoom and can be joined at this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86136169460
Please email Arthur if you have any questions about the book chat.
AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Literacy and Language | Education and Lifelong Learning |
TAGS: | Women Authors | Syrian Refugee Crisis | Literature | Christy Lefteri | Book Discussion | Beekeeper of Aleppo |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|(Closed Systemwide for Memorial Day Weekend)|
|Tue, May 30||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||Closed|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||Closed|
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