Mendocino County Library Calendar of Events
Select your library from the All Departments drop down and/or select a category such as Storytimes from the All Categories drop down. Click on the name of the event for more information.
UK- Wines & Spines Book Club: Snow by Orhan Pamuk
- Date: 12/19/2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Location: Ukiah Branch Library
105 Main Street
Ukiah, California 95482
- Introduction: Adults 21 & over are invited to join our monthly book club.
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Weds, Dec. 19th
Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism–these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head-scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek’s ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. And finding god may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.