Vroman's Live - Gian Sardar, in conversation with Meg Howrey, discusses Take What You Can Carry

Gian Sandar, in conversation with Meg Howrey on Friday May 14 at 6pm

This is a virtual event and will take place on Crowdcast. Register for FREE ahead of time to save your spot and get an email reminder! Scroll down to purchase your copy of the book from Vroman's.

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An aspiring photographer follows her dreams and faces her fears in a poignant novel about finding beauty, promise, and love amid the chaos of war-torn Kurdistan.

It's 1979. Olivia Murray, a secretary at a Los Angeles newspaper, is determined to become a photojournalist and make a difference with her work. When opportunity arrives, she seizes it, accompanying her Kurdish boyfriend, Delan, to northern Iraq for a family wedding, hoping to capture an image that lands her a job in the photo department. More important, though, the trip is a chance to understand Delan's childhood and bridge the differences of their pasts. Yet when the return home proves less safe than Delan believed, Olivia is confronted with a reality she had not expected, and is awakened to the dangers of a town patrolled by Iraqi military under curfew and constant threat.

But in this world torn apart by war, there are intoxicating sights and scents, Delan's loving family, innocence not yet compromised, and small acts of kindness that flourish unexpectedly. All of it will be tested when Olivia captures a shattering, tragic moment on film, one that upends all their lives and proves that true bravery begins with an open heart. (Lake Union Publishing)

“Set forth in vivid, propulsive writing, Take What You Can Carry is a love story that is also a love song to the Kurdish people and an adventure tale that balances the risks of ambition with the costs of responsibility. Blending romance and near history, Gian Sardar has produced a tale filled with indelible images and characters one comes to know as family. A rich and satisfying read.” —Meg Howrey, author of The Wanderers

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Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Take What You Can Carry By Gian Sardar Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781542026895
Published: Lake Union Publishing - May 1st, 2021

The Wanderers By Meg Howrey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399574641
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 2nd, 2018
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