Fort Greene store:
Thursday, May 4, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Hala Alyan presents Salt Houses
In conversation with Mira Jacob
Wine reception to follow
Hala Alyan is a Palestinian-American award-winning poet and clinical psychologist whose dazzling debut novel Salt Houses has been named one of the most anticipated books of the year by The Millions, Indie Next, and Bustle. In Salt Houses, Alyan presents the story behind the headlines with an epic, multi-generational story about a Palestinian family, beginning on the eve of the Six-Day War in 1967, and following its members as they are scattered across the world and grapple with heritage, belonging, lost home, and lost language. A starred review in Kirkus calls it “unexpected, deeply moving… a journey well worth taking.” Alyan launches her debut, followed by a discussion with Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. A wine reception and signing follows the discussion.