Friday with the Friends - Book Club

  • January 13, 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hibiscus Room - 3rd Floor, WPB Public Library


Zeitoun by Dave Egger

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.

11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter

12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion


The discussion will be moderated by West Palm Beach Public Library's Book Goddess, Tina Maura. 


This is a brown-bag lunch event.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from the Library Café or any downtown Merchant.


This event is free and open to Friends members and the public.  All are welcome.

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