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DPL Friday Book Group

February 16, 2024


The Friday Book Group will meet on the 2nd floor of the library Fri. Feb. 16 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Nathan Thrall’s “A Day in the Life of Abed Salama.” 

Five-year-old Milad Salama is excited for a school trip to a theme park on the outskirts of Jerusalem. On the way, his bus collides with a semitrailer. His father, Abed, gets word of the crash and rushes to the site. The scene is chaos―the children have been taken to different hospitals in Jerusalem and the West Bank; some are missing, others cannot be identified. Abed sets off on an odyssey to learn Milad’s fate. It is every parent’s worst nightmare, but for Abed it is compounded by the maze of physical, emotional, and bureaucratic obstacles he must navigate because he is Palestinian. 

For more information, please contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group), Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups), or Zach Row-Heyveld (Cookbook and Quick Bites Groups) at 563-382-3717. 

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