"Disoriental" by Negar Djavadi
The WCLA Book Club is open to all Wellesley alumnae and includes a wide range of ages. The Club meets one Sunday a month. We read a wide variety of genres and try to keep a good mix of fiction and nonfiction. Books and dates for each month are picked at the preceding month's meeting. Anyone who wants to be added to the book club distribution list is welcome to join! 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
Please note that if it's too cold to sit outside, the book club will meet inside the LACMA Cafe.
Parking: Either in the LACMA garage ($12) or street parking around LACMA at meters which on Sundays are typically free.
RSVP: Ottavia Montingelli