Pat's Book Club will discuss "Between Two Kingdoms" by Suleika Jaouad

Event date: 

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 11:00am

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504

In the summer after graduating from college, Suleika Jaouad was preparing, as they say in commencement speeches, to enter “the real world.” She had fallen in love and moved to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a war correspondent. The real world, however, would take her into a very different kind of conflict zone. Diagnosed with leukemia and given a 35 percent chance of survival, she saw the life she had imagined for herself had gone up in flames. By the time Jaouad flew home to New York, she had lost her job, her apartment, and her independence. She would spend much of the next four years in a hospital bed, fighting for her life and chronicling the saga in a column for The New York Times. With Between Two Kingdoms, Jaouad has given us a profound chronicle of survivorship and a fierce, tender, and inspiring exploration of what it means to begin again.

Pat's Book Club meets at Orinda Books on the 1st Thursday of the month at 11am and welcomes new members.

Phone the store at 925-254-7606 for more information.

Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted By Suleika Jaouad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 1st, 2022