September Book Club

  • Wed, September 23, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CDT)
  • Jean Lemke's House- 1927 Fenton Lane

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September Book Club
     
 
"Zeitoun"
By: Dave Eggers

 

Join us as we catch up and
discuss the plot, characters and motives in the story.

MOST of us even read the book!

New members are always welcome!
(Please bring a bottle of wine if you'd like)


September 23, 2015

Jean Lemke's House - 1927 Fenton Lane
Park Ridge, IL

 

"Zeitoun"
    By: Dave Eggers

ZeitoWhen Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptl When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers’s riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy — an American who converted to Islam — and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Like What Is the What, Zeitoun was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research — in this case, in the United States, Spain, and Syria.

We look forward to seeing you at Book Club!

Questions, please contact Amy Ingles: synchroqueen@aol.com

  

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