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AsAmNews joins Eastwind Books & OCA for book club

Looking for good books to read during the pandemic? AsAmNews is happy to announce its teamed up with Eastwind Books of Berkeley and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates to promote Eastwind’s virtual book club.

Eastwind Book Club is a community of readers connected by Asian and Asian American literature. Members gather once a month through a virtual meeting to discuss the month’s book selection. September’s book club pick is Exit West by award winning author Mohsin Hamid. The meeting will be held at 2 pm Pacific Time on Saturday, September 26.

To encourage you to join, Eastwind Books is offering a 10 percent discount to purchase this month’s selection. Buy the book at https://www.asiabookcenter.com/ and use coupon code AAN10 for 10% discount

In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet–sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors–doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .

Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of the international bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both finalists for the Man Booker Prize. His first novel, Moth Smoke, won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. His essays, a number of them collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.

To register and get a link to the virtual meeting, go to https://exitwest.eventbrite.com.

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