WRJ Book Club
Friday, September 23 at 10:00 am
Please join the WRJ/Sisterhood Book Club for fascinating reading and interesting discussions. On Friday, September 23, at 10:00 am, we will discuss The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Amazon says, “Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist … They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo—until the unthinkable happens. When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home. But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain.
Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa, who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls …
Moving, intimate, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times: a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home, never to be forgotten.”
Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Please contact Susan Waterman at [email protected] with questions, comments, and suggestions for future book selections.