WCLA Book Club - July 21st 2019
"Disoriental" by Negar Djavadi
Our July meeting is Sunday June 21st at 1PM in the Central Court at LACMA (between the book store and the LACMA Cafe).
For July, we've picked novel Disoriental by Négar Djavadi through the survey I ran a few weeks ago. We will be meeting on July 21st at 1PM in the usual location (the central court at LACMA) as long as there is still seating available there. The construction project in that area of the musem and the closure of the LACMA Cafe mean that our usual tables and chairs may soon be removed. There is additional seating around the LACMA entrance area, including by the Levitated Mass exhibit, so we'll relocate there if necessary. If you come to the July meeting and can't locate us, make sure to call my cell (323-336-5391)
Here's a brief blurb of the novel: Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now twenty-five, with a new life and the prospect of a child, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which reach her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves.
For August, we will be taking a break from the book club. We'll be back in September with a new nonfiction pick.
Other Books Discussed At Our June Meeting
The Widows Of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
The Buried: An Archaeology Of The Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler
Educated by Tara Westover
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien
A post on my blog about other books I've read and want to read that are critical of Scientology, including other memoirs by defectors
Please note that if it's too cold to sit outside, the book club will meet inside the LACMA Cafe.