On Monday, May 1st, at 7 p.m., join the International Literature Book Club, led by Sarah McNally. We will discuss Fragments of Memory: A Story of a Syrian Family by Hanna Mina, translated by Olive Kenny and Lorne Kenny.
Fragments of Memory offers a picture of reality that is simple, direct, and quite emotional . . . an image of Syrian society in the thirties and forties through the struggle of an impoverished family--of an origin that is neither rural nor urban--which moves from the city to the countryside, only to be forced back unwillingly, groping for survival. -- Khaldoun Shamaa