Seniors Program Glenview – Book Club, Between Two Kingdoms – Call-In Only

This program will be offered over-the-phone.

For those interested in participating, everyone must call Melissa at T: (847) 510-2060 to discuss their plans for attendance / RSVPs.

CALL-IN INSTRUCTIONS: After you RSVP for any/all programs that you’d like to participate in, here’s how to call into each of the programs – we will use the same call-in number for all programs: To join any of the programs, dial 872-242-7995. It will then ask you to enter the Conference ID  737107407 followed by #. It will ask if you are the meeting organizer and since you are not, continue waiting and shortly after that you will be admitted into the program.

Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. The audio book player will be mailed to you at no cost, as well as all audio books. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Please RSVP to Melissa in advance of the program at: (847) 510-2060.

This month, we will discuss the New York Times bestseller, Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad, listening time, 8 hours. Book #DB102540 in TBBS catalog. RSVP at: (847) 510-2060.

The summer after graduating from college, Suleika Jaouad was preparing to enter “the real world.” She had fallen in love & moved to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a war correspondent. The real world she found, however, would take her into a very different kind of conflict zone. It started with an itch, like a thousand invisible mosquito bites. Next came the exhaustion, & the six-hour naps that only deepened her fatigue. Then a trip to the doctor &, a few weeks shy of her twenty-third birthday, a diagnosis: leukemia, with a 35 percent chance of survival. She would spend much of the next four years in a hospital bed, fighting for her life. When Jaouad finally walked out of the cancer ward—after countless rounds of chemo, a clinical trial, & a bone marrow transplant—she was, according to the doctors, cured. But as she would soon learn, a cure is not where the work of healing ends; it’s where it begins. She had spent the past 1,500 days in desperate pursuit of one goal—to survive. And now that she’d done so, she realized that she had no idea how to live. How would she reenter the world & live again? Jaouad embarked—with her new best friend, Oscar, a scruffy terrier mutt—on a 100-day, 15,000-mile road trip across the country. She set out to meet some of the strangers who had written letters to her during her years in the hospital: a teenage girl in Florida also recovering from cancer; a teacher in California grieving the loss of her son; a death-row inmate in Texas who had spent years confined to a room. What she learned on this trip is that the divide between sick & well is porous, that the vast majority of us will travel back & forth between these realms throughout our lives. Between Two Kingdoms is a profound chronicle of survivorship & a fierce, tender, & inspiring exploration of what it means to begin again.

RSVP to Melissa at: (847) 510-2060.

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