9th Ave: Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the subject of Dave’s new book, THE MONK OF MOKHA, will be stopping by Green Apple Books on the Park on Saturday January 27th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm as a part of their book mobile tour of the Bay Area in partnership with the SF Public Library. THE MONK OF MOKHA tells the incredible true story of a 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. Please join us in welcoming Dave and Mokhtar for some informal conversation about the new book (available before the official release date!) followed by a signing and free coffee. Dave and Mokhtar will also be speaking about the San Francisco Public Library and will invite folks to hop on to the Book Mobile to get a library card and check out a book if they would like!

 

More about The Monk of Mokha

 

From the best-selling author of The Circle and What Is the What, a heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the struggles of everyday Yemenis living through civil war and the courageous journey of a young man--a Muslim and a U.S. citizen--following the most American of dreams.



Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a chance encounter awakens his interest in coffee and its rich history in Yemen. Reinventing himself, he sets out to learn about coffee cultivation, roasting and importing. He travels to Yemen and visits farms in every corner of the country, collecting samples, eager to improve cultivation methods and help Yemeni farmers bring their coffee back to its former glory. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The U.S. embassy closes, Saudi bombs begin to rain down on the country and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen.

 

 

The Monk of Mokha Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101947319
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 30th, 2018

The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating 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.


The Circle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345807298
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Vintage Books - April 22nd, 2014

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.


Heroes of the Frontier Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974636
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Vintage - June 27th, 2017

"A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale -- On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King... Deeply affecting." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


A Hologram for the King Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307947512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Vintage - June 4th, 2013

A Hologram for the King takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds.


What Is the What Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307385901
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Vintage - October 9th, 2007

New York Times Notable Book
New York Times Bestseller


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