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August Book Club Meeting - The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng

MAN ASIAN PRIZE WINNER 2012. Set during the Japanese occupation, The Garden of Evening Mists follows young law graduate, Yun Ling Teoh, as she seeks solace among the plantations of the Cameron Highlands. Here she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the secretive Aritomo. Aritomo agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice “until the monsoon” so that she can design a garden in memorial to her sister. But over time the jungle starts to reveal secrets of its own…

http://www.bookslut.com/features/2012_09_019353.php


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  • Lily

    Nice group and excellent discussion. Everyone contributed well, and respectful of each other. Really enjoyed the afternoon. Thanks Jo for choosing the booking and leading the event so well.

    August 13, 2013

  • Joanna J.

    A big thanks to everyone who came yesterday. Glad everyone enjoyed the book - it was so complex that the discussion really added a lot to it for me. Hope the meal was good!

    August 12, 2013

  • Rina

    Thanks for an excellent book club event Joanna. I thought the book was an excellent choice, your questions very interesting and well thought out, and I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion with the group and hearing everyone's views.

    August 12, 2013

  • Sheila C

    Typical! Just found the book........

    August 12, 2013

  • Shanthi

    Still haven't finished reading the book. Apologies.

    August 11, 2013

  • Sheila C

    Cannot find the flipping book which I bought a couple of months ago. Read a few pages, not enough to discuss, been searching increasingly frantically to know avail - so I have to cancel coming. Damn! And sorry.

    August 10, 2013

  • Ranju

    Sadly, have not had time to read book :) Will do though, looks great.

    August 10, 2013

  • Rina

    The other possibilities for a dinner venue would be Satay House (13 Sale Place, Paddington, London W2 1PX, Tel:[masked], see: http://www.satay-house.co.uk/) or Melur (175a Edgeware Road, London W21 1ET (at the corner of Edgeware Road and Sussex Gardens), tel:[masked], see: http://www.melurlondon.co.uk/). It would probably be a good idea to make a booking in advance as I suspect some places may be full or might even be booked out for private events, with Malay Malaysians celebrating Eid over the weekend.

    August 9, 2013

  • Sue

    Will join you for social afterwards

    August 8, 2013

  • Vineet

    I propose going to Rasa Malaysia in Bayswater after the book club meeting. People who just want to come for the Social can come to the Heights Bar at 5:30 or meet us at Rasa Malaysia after 6:30pm.

    August 8, 2013

  • Jennie

    I'm not sure if I can make this now sadly. .... I'm enjoying the book though!

    August 6, 2013

  • Malvinder

    I won't make the book club, would though like to come along for the social

    August 6, 2013

  • Joanna J.

    Hi! As we're getting near the date, please can you update your RSVP if it has changed? Also, any ideas for a place for dinner would be most welcome (may not be able to make it, so don't want to lumber you with my choice!). Looking forward to it!

    August 5, 2013

  • Franziska

    Sorry won't be able to make it there in time, would still like to see everyone for the social though...

    August 5, 2013

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