Brookfield Reads Book Club

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Our discussions take place in our Community Room unless otherwise indicated.  Copies of the books for discussion are available at our Information Desk for readers registering for the discussion. We welcome new members!

The Orphan's Tale book cover

Exit West

by Mohsin Hamid
Tuesday, November 28, 1:00 or 7:00 p.m.

In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through…

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