~*NEW MEETUPS ANNOUNCED ON THE 1ST OF EVERY MONTH*~
Look for the NYC Brews & Books framed sign on the table and people with the book of the month 📚!
We're a book club that loves coffee and discussing books.
We meet once a month to chat about our Book of the Month, but come whenever you can!
There are no themes and we're open to expanding outside of our "reading comfort zone."
We'd love to have you join and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions 😊
*NOTE FOR ALL OF OUR MEETUPS* If you sign up but are unable to attend, please change your RSVP to “no.” It's a small courtesy for those on the waiting list and helps us anticipate an accurate headcount. Thank you!
For the February meetup, we’ll be discussing ”The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf” by MOHJA KAHF
Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana, at the crossroads of bad polyester and Islamic dress codes. Along with her brother Eyad and her African-American friends, Hakim and Hanifa, she bikes the Indianapolis streets exploring the fault-lines between Muslim” and American.”
When her picture-perfect marriage goes sour, Khadra flees to Syria and learns how to pray again. On returning to America she works in an eastern state taking care to stay away from Indiana, where the murder of her friend Tayiba's sister by Klan violence years before still haunts her. But when her job sends her to cover a national Islamic conference in Indianapolis, she's back on familiar ground: Attending a concert by her brother's interfaith band The Clash of Civilizations, dodging questions from the aunties” and uncles,” and running into the recently divorced Hakim everywhere.
Beautifully written and featuring an exuberant cast of characters, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf charts the spiritual and social landscape of Muslims in middle America, from five daily prayers to the Indy 500 car race. It is a riveting debut from an important new voice.
*NOTE FOR ALL OF OUR MEETUPS*
If you sign up but are unable to attend, please change your RSVP to “no.” It's a small courtesy for those on the waiting list and helps us anticipate an accurate headcount. Thank you!