Hello! The USF Book Club is joining the city of San Francisco in the One City | One Book program by reading ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers. We will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 12-1 pm in the seminar room of Gleeson Library (#209) New Location USF Community Garden, just West of the School of Education parking lot. Please note, Dave Eggers will not be present.
You can request the book from another library through our popular Link+ service by clicking here. The book will be delivered to USF Gleeson Library in about 4 business days.
Otherwise, you can request it through the San Francisco Public Library, which sponsors One City | One Book each year.
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after, he traveled the flooded streets in a second hand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. But, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers’s riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy – an American who converted to Islam – and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun became possible.