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EPL from Home Digital Book Club

EPL from Home Digital Book Club

Join us for our second EPL from Home digital book club and get instant access to the eBook and eAudiobook versions oThe Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri through hoopla. 

About the Book

In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story of fleeing Iran and finding asylum in America, with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent yearsThe Ungrateful Refugee brings us inside their daily lives and takes us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. In these pages, a couple falls in love over the phone, women gather to prepare the noodles that remind them of home, a closeted queer man tries to make his case truthfully as he seeks asylum and a translator attempts to help new arrivals present their stories to officials. With surprising and provocative questions, The Ungrateful Refugee recalibrates the conversation around the refugee experience. 



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EPL from Home Digital Book Club Meet-up

On Thursday, June 11, we'll be discussing the latest digital book club title, The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri. Spots are limited!

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Contest Details

For this digital book club, we will be hosting a contest where customers will be entered to win a gold, 10.2”, 32 GB iPad! The iPad, generously donated by hoopla, will only be available as part of the contest. It will run Monday, May 25 to Tuesday, June 16 in conjunction with the EPL from Home digital book club.

How do you win?

Easy! All you have to do is share a photo of your favourite place to read at home. Post that photo on your social media (Facebook and Twitter) and make sure to tag us (@EPLdotca). You can also use the hashtags #EPLfromHome and #hooplabookclub. 

Contest Eligibility Rules 

  1. Library card holder/member
  2. Edmonton resident
  3. 18 years of age and older

Read the full contest Rules & Regulations.

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