Come for wine and appetizers,
stay for girlfriend time and book discussion!
Because of the holidays, there is no book club
in November and, instead, we'll meet on
December 10th for the last time in 2014!
Come for wine, munchies, laughter and
girlfriend time. Bring a wrapped white
elephant gift - don't buy anything,
just bring something you have in the house!
(Re-gifting is perfectly allowed!)
A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann
It all began with a line of Persian poetry...
Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite
their very different backgrounds. Anna, who has never been
close to her parents, is more than happy to return with
Nouri to his native Iran, to be embraced by his wealthy
family. Beginning their married life together in 1978, their
world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the
Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.
Under the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Republican Guard, life
becomes increasingly restricted and Anna must learn to exist
in a transformed world, where none of the familiar Western
rules apply. Random arrests and torture become the norm,
women are required to wear hijab, and Anna discovers that
she is no longer free to leave the country.
As events reach a fevered pitch, Anna realizes that nothing is
as she thought, and no one can be trusted... not even her
All are welcome! Any questions, please contact Gail
Haller, cell: 773-510-7191.