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MUM Book Discussion: Mary Doria Russell's Dreamers of the Day

 

Our title is Mary Doria Russell's Dreamers of the Day.  Here is a brief summary of this tale of an accidental witness to the history of the Middle East:

"A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic comes into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel, site of the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference, she meets Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell. With her plainspoken American opinions, she becomes a sounding board for these historic luminaries who will, in the space of a few days, invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan."  

Here is where you can find the book:

  • There are several copies available through MiamiOhioLINK, and SearchOhio.  We are back in the library and have both OhioLINK deliveries and statewide delivery from Search Ohio's public libraries running.   We do have our curbside pickup operating as well as in-house pickup.
  • Amazon has the paperback, Kindle, and audiobook available, and Bookshop.org has links to purchase the title from independent booksellers.

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Join the event via zoom session or by calling at +1 929-205-6099

Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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