Are you a hopeless romantic when it comes to finding a soulmate, or do you view matchmaking as one of the Dark Arts? Join us for our February discussion, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Love-Done-Right / Love-Gone-Wrong duet of Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin and The One by John Marrs.
Ayesha at Last is a witty, contemporary spin on Pride and Prejudice, re-imagined as a love story set in an Indian-Muslim community. Ayesha and Khalid’s romance charmingly navigates "the intersections of identity, religion, culture, tradition, familial expectations, and personal dreams.” (Amazon)
“Ayesha at Last’s fictional universe acts as a microcosm of a diverse and oft-misunderstood community, and Jalaluddin’s compassionate and sensitive writing about it radiates off the page.”—NPR
The One is a psychological thriller that imagines a world where matches are made through DNA — just a quick mouth swab and you’re matched with your perfect partner, the one you’re genetically made for. The novel follows five characters who are scientifically matched to their one true love, only to find that happily-ever-after can be more of a nightmare than a fairy tale.
‘‘A dark thriller for the Valentine’s Day skeptic.’’ —The New York Post
Discussion begins February 1st. Please join us!