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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Book Discussion: "A Woman is No Man"

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Enjoy light refreshments as we discuss this debut novel by an Arab-American voice, Etaf Rum, that takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.

Book Summary: In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past. As the narrative alternates between the lives of Deya and Isra, she begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind her community.

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Subarea:Rockford East State

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Book Discussion: "A Woman is No Man"