Rose's Cairo Book Club discusses Embrace On Brooklyn Bridge

The AUC Bookstores hosted Rose's Cairo Book Club this month on the AUC Tahrir Campus. The group discussed Embrace On Brookly Bridge by Ezzedine C. Fishere, translated by John Peate (Hoopoe, 2017). The story travels seamlessly between Egypt and the United States.

On the eve of Salma’s twenty-first birthday, scattered friends and family converge on New York for a celebration organized by Darwish, her obstinate grandfather. Each guest’s journey to this fated gathering takes on an unexpected significance, as they find themselves revisiting the choices they have made in life, and rethinking their relationships with one another and the country in which they live.

Rose's Cairo Book Club was founded by facilitator Riham Adly, a published author and writing instructor. She led the discussion with an interesting series of questions relevant to each character in the novel, creating an engaged and dynamic debate with and among the participants, many of whom are avid and experienced readers.

On December 9, Rose's Cairo Book Club will meet at the AUC Tahrir Campus to discuss The Remains of the Day, the 1989 novel by Nobel Prize-winning British writer Kazuo Ishiguro, for which he was awarded the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The book is available at the AUC Tahrir Bookstore at a discount for LE90.

Rose’s Cairo Book Club is open to the public. There is no fee to join. The discussions are held in English. You can follow its activities on Facebook and on Twitter.



Riham Adly (right) and Rose's Cairo Book Club participants
Adly founded Rose's Cairo Book Club in 2016
Many of the book club participants are avid and experienced readers



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