Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar - 'The Map of Salt and Stars'
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar presents her debut novel, "The Map of Salt and Stars" at Quail Ridge Books
Scheherazade's The Thousand and One Nights meets Alan Gratz's Refugee in this important debut novel from a Syrian-American author, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. A 12th century fable about an apprentice mapmaker is interwoven with a modern-day Syrian refugee searching for home, as the plot follows both girls through the Middle East, encountering tremendous dangers and immense acts of kindness. A must-read for teens and adults, this is an incredibly moving and lushly described story of family and friends, meaningful culture, changing landscapes, and universal hope. A staff pick, a Signed First Editions Club pick, and a Forever Young: YA for Adults book club pick.
- May 4, 2018
- 7:00PM - 8:00PM