Susan Abulhawa in Conversation with Goethe Medalist and Writer Zukiswa Wanner

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MONDAY, AUGUST 26 | 5:00 PM
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Be a part of a live, interactive conversation with author Susan Abulhawa about her book, Against the Loveless World (on sale August 25, 2020). Written with Susan Abulhawa’s distinctive “richly detailed, beautiful, and resonant” (Publishers Weekly) prose, this powerful novel presents a searing, darkly funny, and wholly unique portrait of a Palestinian woman who refuses to be a victim.

As Nahr sits, locked away in solitary confinement, she spends her days reflecting on the dramatic events that landed her in prison in a country she barely knows. Born in Kuwait in the 70s to Palestinian refugees, she dreamed of falling in love with the perfect man, raising children, and possibly opening her own beauty salon. Instead, the man she thinks she loves jilts her after a brief marriage, her family teeters on the brink of poverty, she’s forced to prostitute herself, and the US invasion of Iraq makes her a refugee, as her parents had been. After trekking through another temporary home in Jordan, she lands in Palestine, where she finally makes a home, falls in love, and her destiny unfolds under Israeli occupation. Nahr’s subversive humor and moral ambiguity will resonate with fans of My Sister and The Serial Killer.

Happy Hour with Fiona Davis | The Lions of Fifth Avenue


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MONDAY, AUGUST 19 | 5:00 PM
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Be a part of a live, interactive conversation with national best-selling author Fiona Davis to discuss her latest historical novel, about a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. Publishers Weekly writes, “Davis delves into the history of the New York Public Library in this delightful mystery…. The characters and story are stellar, but the real star of the show is the library, which Davis evokes beautifully.”