Bustle's American Women Book Club with Hannah Lillith Assadi

Friday April 28: 6:30PM 7:30PM

Bustle's American Woman Book Club is back! We've made it our mission in 2017 to read novels by women of all different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, social classes, religions, and sexualities. This month, the book club will be reading Sonora by Hannah Lillith Assadi.

Sonora is the powerful story of Ahlam, the daughter of a Palestinian refugee and his Israeli wife, growing up against the backdrop of the Sonoran desert outside Phoenix. There, she meets the enchanting misfit Laura — and the two fall into an intense and all-consuming relationship, experimenting with drugs and sex, and confiding in each other about their broken home lives. Meanwhile, strange things are happening: Ahlam has been having prophetic fever dreams, mysterious blue lights are appearing in the sky, and a series of unexplained deaths and suicides are spreading through Ahlam's high school. Afraid that they might be next, Ahlam and Laura escape to New York — where their lives begin to spiral out of control.

Join Bustle Books Editor Cristina Arreola and author Hannah Lillith Assadi for a conversation about Sonora.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place on the second floor in the store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. Buy a copy of Sonora HERE; Copies of Sonora will be available at the event.