Book Event

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

October 17th at 7:00 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion and Skype With Author: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Join us on October 17 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi. At 8:15 p.m. there will be a skype with the author.

In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can rarely attend school or leave the house. Their only hope lies in an ancient custom which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until marriageable age. As a boy, she can attend school and chaperone her sisters. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, left orphaned, saved herself the same way. The story interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century.

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Please click here for the reading group guide for The Pearl That Broke Its Shell.