Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Other Hand

Everyone LOVED this month's selection, Little Bee, by Chris Cleave. And this says much for the book since we had a sizeable turnout of readers at last night's meeting - maybe our largest group yet.

Originally titled The Other Hand, (although admidst much speculation, none of us were able to determine why), the book provided us with many topics of discussion. Comments ranged from ways we pamper ourselves during times of stress, to defining right and wrong relationships, to current immigration policies, including the status of new immigration laws in Arizona.

We touched on topics of courage, sacrifice, hope, maturity, faith, fear, and guilt, among others. We all found the character of Little Bee to be delightful and enjoyable to follow. She taught us that our scars are a thing of beauty, because they are proof of being a survivor. We were saddened at the end of the story. This is a book that helps the reader to learn a little bit more about themself.

More about the author, his blog, and his other projects can be found on his web site:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Upcoming Reading List

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 27th, 6:30 p.m., at the library. We will be discussing the book, Little Bee, by Chris Cleave.

Books for the summer will be:
  • May - Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
  • June - Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
  • July - Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky
  • August - Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich

We look forward to some inspiring reading! Come join us.