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April Book Club - An Unnecessary Woman


Apr 3, 2018 – 6:30 PM

1971 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207 Map

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Our April Book Club, facilitated by Stacey Golding, takes us through a single woman's reclusive life in Beirut. Aaliya Sohbi lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, divorced, and childless, Aaliya is her family’s "unnecessary appendage.” Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated have never been read—by anyone. After overhearing her neighbors, "the three witches,” discussing her too-white hair, Aaliya accidentally dyes her hair too blue. Follow Aaliya’s digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Cost is $20. Doors open at 6:30 pm for shopping and mingling. Discussion begins at 7 pm. An RSVP is preferred.

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