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Book Club Meeting

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The second book in our Winter/Spring 2019 RETELLINGS book club is Kamila Shamsie’s novel Home Fire. More information about the book club is available here. All you need to do to participate is read the book in advance and come on the night of the discussion. As always, book club titles are $1 off in advance of the discussion. And we kindly ask that you rsvp for the book club by emailing us at info@riffraffpvd.com so we have a sense of how many people will be coming.


About Home Fire

The suspenseful and heartbreaking retelling of Antigone centered on an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

Earlier Event: February 6
Katharine Smyth
Later Event: February 20
Muggs Fogarty + Sara Mae