We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.”- Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on June 20th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!
All Residents are invited to join us on Sunday, May 20th for our Sunday Express! Join us from 10am-11:30am in the Tower 1 Banquet Room.
We will be serving fruit juice, hot coffee, and a variety of yogurts, along with delicious breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, and hot breakfast dishes!
This is a great time to get to know your neighbors and reconnect with the ones you may already know. We hope to see you there!
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We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room to discuss the book “Salt Houses” by Hala Alyan. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967.
Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia’s brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can’t escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in 1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia’s children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities. Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses is a remarkable debut novel that challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand—one that asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can’t go home again.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on May 16th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room. We hope to see you there!