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Coming to America Book Club at Virtual

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Audience: Adults/ Older Adults/ Teens

Categories: Book Club/Discussion

This book club approaches American identity as an evolving and ongoing conversation, using fiction and non-fiction to explore questions of identity, assimilation, language, cuisine, generational change and other aspects of life in the United States. September's selection is Behind the Lens by Jeaneé Sacken. Request a physical copy here,  or request the e-book or e-audio book on the Libby library app. Sign into the app with your library card. Milwaukee-area writer Sacken's novel tells the story of seasoned photojournalist Annie Hawkins Green, who, eight years ago barely survived a Taliban ambush that left her military escort dead and a young Afghan girl dying in her arms. Since then, she has managed to suppress her memories of that brutal day, until she returns to Afghanistan to teach a photography workshop a the secondary school for girls run by her expat best friend. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Other Dates/Locations: Virtual (Jul 20, 2022), Virtual (Aug 17, 2022), Virtual (Oct 19, 2022), Virtual (Nov 16, 2022), Virtual (Dec 21, 2022)

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