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Book Discussion Group

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid presented by NBPL Foundation

Exit West book coverNovember 13
Exit West
by Moshin Hamid imagines the forces that drive people from their homes into new lands. In a country on the brink of civil war, Nadia and Saeed meet. They fall in love, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling in their city. When it explodes, streets turn into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts. They hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away. Profoundly intimate and inventive, this love story reveals loyalty and courage that is of our time and for all time.

Meeting Details:

  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month / September to June
  • 9:30am - 11:00am / doors open at 9:15am
  • FREE (a suggested donation of $10.00 is always appreciated)
  • No Reservations required
  • Come whether you’ve read the book or not as The Group is kind, curious, and engaging!  

The Book Discussion Group members select, read, and discuss 10 books per year. This active and dynamic Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9:30am - 11:00am in the Friends Room at the Central Library. All are welcome whether you’ve read the book or not and the program is FREE. Refreshments are provided and the books are available through the Newport Beach Public Library.


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