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August Books that Bind: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

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Books that Bind April 2022: The Reading List

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Books That Bind April 2022: The Reading List • Morningside Area Alliance
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Books that Bind April 2022: The Reading List

The April selection for Books that Bind is The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams North Meeting date April 14, 2022,  Join us!


Free and open to the public. Learn more about The Ruth Stafford Peale Library by clicking here.

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About the Book

“The most heartfelt read of the summer…a surprising delight of a novel.”—Shondaland 

An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb.

Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.

Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home.

When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.


Apr 14 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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