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Community Read Virtual Community Book Club

Gather with fellow book lovers, via Zoom, to share your thoughts about “The Beekeeper of Aleppo” and discuss the novel’s questions and themes.

The Community Read, presented by Aspen Words and Pitkin County Library, strives to celebrate literature, unite readers around a work of fiction and ignite meaningful conversation on the vital social issues explored in the novel “The Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri, winner of the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize.

About the Book
With the first sentence, “I am afraid of my wife’s eyes,” we enter a world too visible for the protagonists who can’t, nevertheless, turn away. How do human beings process the horror around them, the senseless violence, the loss of what we hold dearest? Is it possible to ever feel safe, to love, to appreciate beauty? Christy Lefteri asks these questions of her characters, and ultimately, of us. We see wars on our screens and cross paths with the survivors in new lives in our neighborhoods, but we don’t see them. Lefteri brings us closer so we can, without fear.

Event information
Thu Jul 23, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT