A Woman Is No Man Book Review

Book review by Dinh

4.5 stars out of 5 stars

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Review:

I always look forward to reading a book about different traditions and cultures. Etaf Rum’s debut novel A Woman Is No Man hits that mark with a story about three generations of Palestinian- American women.

There’s been a lot of praises for this book so I was eager to see if they were correct.

Was it worthy of all the praises? Most definitely yes! You know it’s a really good book when it gives you all the feels. Emotionally I bounce between sad and mad. Regardless, my heart was squeezed throughout this book. It was a gut wrenching book!

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A Woman Is No Man Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

I was born without a voice, one cold, overcast day in Brooklyn, New York. No one ever spoke of my condition. I did not know I was mute until years later, when I opened my mouth to ask for what I wanted and realized no one could hear me. Where I come from, voicelessness is the condition of my gender, as normal as the bosoms on a woman’s chest, as necessary as the next generation growing inside her belly. “

1. A Woman Is No Man opens up with an impactful statement about being voiceless and that being silent will save them, and to discover that years later it is false. How do you feel about that statement? Did this pique your interest and make you want to read her story?

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Love Lettering Book Review

Book Review by Dinh.

4.5 stars out of 5 stars

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Review:

I am not a big romance reader in general and don’t go out of my way to find romance books to read. In recent years I have branched out of my comfort zone and made myself choose a few a year to read.

I mainly get disappointed with romance novels in general but sometimes I hit the jackpot with a good one!

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Love Lettering Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1. At the beginning of the book, Meg had a creative block. As her livelihood depended on her creativeness it was very important for her to get over the block. Can you relate to her struggles? What would you have done in her position?

2. Were you surprise to find out about Reid’s secret? What did you think he was hiding from Meg?

3. Meg and Reid played games as they walked the city. Which game did you like the best? Which part of the city walk did you enjoy?

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The Only Woman In The Room Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

4 stars

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Review:

I do so love reading about women who have made an impact in the world! Their contributions to the world are not always well known and it’s refreshing to discover historical women and see them in a different perspective.

A few years back I read Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini which was an interesting read on the unrecognized accomplishments of Ada Byron King, who is considered to be the first computer programmer.

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The Only Woman In The Room Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.The book starts with the curtain call of Hedy’s performance at Theater an der Wien. She was given multiple bouquets of flowers from an unknown admirer and was about to decline the grandiose gesture but thought better of it. She could not afford to take chances to offend anyone. Do you think Hedy’s acceptance of the flowers was a mistake? Was this pivotal moment a fait accompli for her future?

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