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NHM Virtual Book Club – A Thousand Ships

June 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us at NHM Virtual Book Club, facilitated by our Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & our Manager of Programs & Events Cairo Dye.  Each month the NHM Book Club chooses a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we gather to discuss the book on Zoom.

Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm CST

On June 17th we will be discussing A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

A short-listed title for the Women’s Fiction Prize, A Thousand Ships recasts Homer’s famous Iliad from the perspective of the many women caught up in its events. From long-suffering Penelope to the Amazonian warriors who fought on Achilles behalf, this is not just the Homeric epics from “a woman’s perspective” but a truly feminine epic that seeks to understand the lives of women in the midst of great events. 

Upcoming Bookclub Selections:

March 18th – The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

April 15th – The Siege of Troy by Theodor Kallifatides

May 20th – Uncle Petros & Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis

June 17th – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes