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True Story: Nonfiction Book Discussion

True Story: Nonfiction Book Discussion

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A gripping, triumphant adventure” (Los Angeles Times) from bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.


Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

Date:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Winnetka Community Room
Campus:
Winnetka Library
Categories:
  Adult     Teen  

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Erin Collins

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