The Monk of Mokha...with Mokhtar Alkhanshali @ HPL

Review Quotes:

"The immensely gifted and giving Eggers ... portrays Yemeni American Mokhtar Alkhanshali, who, after an unruly childhood in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, a transformative stay in Yemen with his grandfather, and success as a car salesman, finally finds his calling, which proves to be quixotic and dangerous: he commits himself to restoring Yemen's long-forgotten standing as the world's first and best coffee producer. Eggers crisply recounts coffee's delectably roguish history, into which Mokhtar's Sisyphean struggles fit perfectly.... Readers will never take coffee for granted or overlook the struggles of Yemen after ingesting Eggers's phenomenally well-written, juggernaut tale of an intrepid and irresistible entrepreneur on a complex and meaningful mission, a highly caffeinated adventure story." --Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave
Highland Park,
The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101947319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 30th, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A gripping, triumphant adventure" (Los Angeles Times) from bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.