Avid Reader Book Club - Home Fire: A Novel by Kamila Shamsie

November's Selection: Home Fire: A Novel by Kamila Shamsie

The Avid Reader Book Club

The Avid Reader Book Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at The Avid Reader Bookstore at 617 Second Street, downtown Davis.

This group of avid readers has been meeting for several years now. Join us for some great reads and lively discussion. We read everything from fiction to non-fiction and are always looking for interesting books on and off the bestseller lists. The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis will be providing the month's book club picks at 20% off for anyone interested whether you are a member or not.

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Membership:

NO FEE TO JOIN
NO LIST TO SIGN UP
Just show up, we're always happy to welcome new members! COME AND CHECK IT OUT!

 

Organizer: Jennie Woo

Contact: jenniewoo@hotmail.com

Please visit the Book Club page at: https://daviswiki.org/The_Avid_Reader_Book_Club

 

More about this title:

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she's accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

More about this author:

Kamila Shamsie is the author of several previous novels, including Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows. She has been a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize (twice) and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, among other honors, and has been named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was raised in Karachi and lives in London.

Event date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Home Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735217690
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2018