Afternoon Book Discussion

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

By Nadia Hashimi

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

1:30 PM

With Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

“In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters. But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies.”

-from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

All are welcome!

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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