Jenna Bush Hager has selected A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum for the Today Show book club’s May read. This will be the third book since the book club started in March with The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin.
“This book moved me like a book I haven’t read in a long time. It really moved me,” Hager announced Wednesday on the morning program. “It made me think about how women’s places have changed across all cultures, but it also taught me about things I didn’t know. So it’s a mystery, it’s a family saga, it’s a romance in ways, it’s dedication to family, and it’s also thematically about what books can do, what reading can do for families.”
Hager describes the suspenseful novel surrounding three generations of a Palestinian family, mostly focusing on the women, who are torn between their culture and how they want to live.