HOW IT WORKS
Order the book and you'll automatically be enrolled in book club.
We'll email you to let you know when your book comes in.
Before the event, we'll email you a reminder that book club's coming up.
Bada bing, bada boom!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Book clubs will be led by one of the store owners and will be an interactive group discussion.
The store will be closed for regular shopping during book club so please don’t be late
15% discount on books (no merch or prints) up to 30 minutes after the event
Buying the book online is your "ticket"
When you arrive for book club, check in at the desk with your name
WHAT TO BRING
We encourage you to bring your own fold-out chair or cushion for the floor. Our small shop has limited space and limited seating options.
Feel free to bring non-alcoholic beverages, but please avoid bringing snacks.
A WOMAN IS NO MAN
By Etaf Rum
Wednesday, March 27th
Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Her desires are irrelevant, however—over the course of a week, the naive and dreamy girl finds herself betrothed, then married, and soon living in Brooklyn.
There Isra struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law, Fareeda, and her strange new husband, Adam: a pressure that intensifies as she begins to have children—four daughters instead of the sons Isra is expected to bear.
Brooklyn, 2008. At her grandmother’s insistence, eighteen-year-old Deya must meet with potential husbands and prepare herself for marriage, though her only desire is to go to college. Her grandmother is firm on the matter, however: the only way to secure a worthy future for Deya is through marriage to the right man. But fate has a will of its own, and soon Deya will find herself on an unexpected path that leads her to shocking truths that will force her to question everything she thought she knew about her family, the past, and her own future.
Set in an America at once foreign to many and staggeringly close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is a story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. It is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect.