Sunday September 9 at 2 p.m., join the Scoville Memorial Library Book Group in discussing Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie.
Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. This is a beautifully-written, angry, romantic novel that succeeds in being both timely and timeless
The group will meet in the Oak Room on the main floor of the library at 38 Main Street in Salisbury.