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BZBI-wide Book Club: Upcoming Events

BZBI-wide Book Club: Upcoming Events

August 16 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Book Club is pleased to announce their next book for discussion!  Register once here, and attend any or all upcoming events.

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Apeirogon by Colum McCann, to be reviewed by Sharon Greis on August 16, 2021 

Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on, to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attend, to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate.

Their worlds shift irreparably after ten-year-old Abir is killed by a rubber bullet and thirteen-year-old Smadar becomes the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them and they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace.

McCann crafts Apeirogon out of a universe of fictional and nonfictionalasl material. He crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful.

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