This month our adult book club is reading The Thief and the Dogs by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz as part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Egypt's Mahfouz is the most influential novelist in the history of Arabic literature. The Thief and the Dogs spans the wealthy suburbs and crowded slums of Cairo, this thrilling crime story combines stream of consciousness technique with the hard-boiled style of detective fiction to create a harrowing account of crime and punishment. The library has a limited number of copies to award to book club participants as well as reading guides. All are welcome to join. Call 818-765-9251 for more information or to reserve your copy today.