Pages from the Past

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April's Book:The Book of Everlasting Things

On a January morning in 1938, Samir Vij first locks eyes with Firdaus Khan through the rows of perfume bottles in his family's ittar shop in Lahore. Over the years that follow, the perfumer's apprentice and calligrapher's apprentice fall in love with their ancient crafts and with each other, dreaming of the life they will one day share. But as the struggle for Indian independence gathers force, their beloved city is ravaged by Partition. Suddenly, they find themselves on opposite sides: Samir, a Hindu, becomes Indian and Firdaus, a Muslim, becomes Pakistani, their love now forbidden. Severed from each other, Samir and Firdaus make a series of fateful decisions that will change the course of their lives and echo through generations to come. In the days that follow, they must each decide how much of the past they are willing to let go, and what it will cost them.

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This book club will meet monthly on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. We will be reading mostly historical fiction books and the occasional popular non-fiction title.