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The Monk of Mokha
Sunday, January 28 at 10 AM*
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From the best-selling author of The Circle and What Is the What comes this heart-pounding true story, weaving together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war and the courageous journey of a young man - a Muslim and a U.S. citizen -- following the most American of dreams.

Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco as one of seven siblings raised by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At 24, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a chance encounter awakens his interest in coffee and its rich history in Yemen. He travels to Yemen and visits farms in every corner of the country, collecting samples, eager to improve cultivation methods and help Yemeni farmers bring their coffee back to its former glory. Suddenly, civil war engulfs Yemen, the U.S. embassy closes, Saudi bombs begin to fall on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped.

The Widows of Malabar Hill SUJATA MASSEY (in conversation with CARA BLACK)
The Widows of Malabar Hill
Tuesday, January 30 at 7 PM

Agatha and Macavity Award-winning author Sunjata Massey (the Rei Shimura mysteries) will read from her new book, the first in a new series set in 1920's Bombay, featuring a distinctive heroine: One of India's first female lawyers. Perveen Mistry, who earned an Oxford degree and joined her father's law firm, suspects that the three widows of a rich Muslim mill owner were acting under duress when they signed over their inheritance to charity. A subsequent murder proves that she was right to be concerned.

More Upcoming Events:

Friday, February 15 - Saturday, February 16

Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem: Tales From San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934 LEE BRUNO
Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem: Tales From San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934
Thursday, February 22 at 7 PM

To Die But Once
Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM

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