Thursday, March 3, 2016

Book Beginning: Zeitoun



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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



On moonless nights the men and boys of Jableh, a dusty fishing town on the coast of Syria, would gather their lanterns and set out in their quietest boats.

-- Zeitoun by David Eggers. This is the non-fiction story about a Syrian immigrant living in New Orleans with his American wife and family when Hurricane Katrina hit. It's our Book Club book this month.

11 comments :

guiltless reader said...

David Eggers, yes! We seem to have very dusty beginnings ;) I hope you're enjoying it!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have read this author...not this book, though. Thanks for sharing.

Bev Bouwer said...

I like that beginning. It's calm. I have read The Circle by the same author. Enjoy.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Not my usual read, but I really like the sound of that beginning. :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

I haven't come across this author or book before and to be honest, I doubt that it is one for me. I don't tend to read non-fiction and although many of the reviews have highlighted the US authority's poor handling of the situation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, here in the UK, we have enough of our own poorly handled issues to atone for, without me passing opinion on another country.

It sounds as though Eggers has researched this and his other books, most thoroughly and with great passion, so I hope that you take something away with you, after having read 'Zeitoun'

My first lines this week, are from murder/mystery 'Wycliffe The Pea-Green Boat' by W.J. Burley

http://www.fiction-books.biz/first-lines/wycliffe-and-the-pea-green-boat-by-w-j-burley/

Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend,

Yvonne.

Anne Bennett said...

We read Zeitoun for book club two years ago. It gave us a lot to talk about. Before book club I learned more about the man and his family due to an unkind comment made on my blog and the research I did because of the comment. I hope you have the time to read my blog review of the book and the comment that one reader made and my response. Apparently things didn't go well for the Zeitoun family after Katrina.

http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/audio-books-made-long-road-trip.html

Sherry Fundin said...

I doubt I would pick this up, but I am interested in New Orleans, so ya never know. I travel there often. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Diane Coto said...

Interesting beginning. Paints a rather peaceful picture. :)

Elizabeth said...

Sounds good.

I like the beginning.

ENJOY, and have a great weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Kim Griffin said...

That sounds like a really interesting book! Great beginning! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Katherine P said...

While I tend to avoid books about Katrina because it's just a little too close to home I do love how lyrical the writing is. The story itself sounds interesting as well. Thanks for sharing!

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