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August 2013 - CALLING ME HOME

CALLING ME HOME - Julie Kibler Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper--in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

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  • Lynn M.

    I really enjoyed the book AND the discussion last night! Looking forward to seeing you all next month.

    August 2, 2013

  • Linda P.

    I really enjoyed the discussion. I'm looking forward to the next meeting.

    August 2, 2013

  • HELEN

    Great discussion! Great group of people! I would give it 3 thumbs up but I only have 2 :-)

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Stella R.

    Thanks, Susan, good to see everybody, really liked this book, and discussion enhanced my enjoyment.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • christine

    a very good discussion. Enjoyed the book, I found both the book and meeting thought provoking.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Eileen K

    Unfortunately I was unable to make the meeting tonight.
    I did enjoy the book, and sorry that I missed the discussion.
    Hope to join in next months discussion.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was Looking forward to attending my first meet but emergency came up. See u guys next month

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finished the book on the train this morning but will not be able to attend the meeting tonight. I am back at work and will not be able to be there in time :( I am all for your idea of having supplemental online discussions as I have enjoyed this and past selections and am interested in what others thought. Thanks! ~Wendy

    August 1, 2013

    • Susan

      Sorry you won't be able to make it (maybe you could pop in later for the end half of the discussion)...either way, thanks for your input regarding the supplemental online idea :D

      August 1, 2013

  • Eileen K

    Just finished Calling Me Home. Looking forward to the discussion.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got the book this afternoon in NYC library. See you all in August stay cool..

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to attending my first meet = )

    1 · July 10, 2013

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