November Book Discussion: Aerogrammes: and Other Stories

Aerogrammes: and Other Stories by Tania james

From Amazon:

From the highly acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns (“Dazzling . . . One of the most exciting debut novels since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth”—San Francisco Chronicle; “An astonishment of a debut”—Junot Díaz), a bravura collection of short stories set in locales as varied as London, Sierra Leone, and the American Midwest that captures the yearning and dislocation of young men and women around the world.
In “Lion and Panther in London,” a turn-of-the-century Indian wrestler arrives in London desperate to prove himself champion of the world, only to find the city mysteriously absent of challengers. In “Light & Luminous,” a gifted dance instructor falls victim to her own vanity when a student competition allows her a final encore. In “The Scriptological Review: A Last Letter from the Editor,” a young man obsessively studies his father’s handwriting in hopes of making sense of his death. And in the marvelous “What to Do with Henry,” a white woman from Ohio takes in the illegitimate child her husband left behind in Sierra Leone, as well as an orphaned chimpanzee who comes to anchor this strange new family.
With exuberance and compassion, Tania James once again draws us into the lives of damaged, driven, and beautifully complicated characters who quietly strive for human connection.


~We will be located in the front room.
~Please be courteous by ordering food and drinks at the venue.
~THERE IS A $1 FEE for this event.
~RSVPs will be open until midnight the day before the event. I will also send out my cell number to those attending.

Looking forward to seeing you there! ~Hazel*

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  • Chi

    I have not read this month book but I was wondering would you guys mind if I stop by to meet some of you?
    I am working a personal project and I have some questions that I would love to ask fellow readers about...
    Thank you.

    November 26, 2012

    • Hazel

      Ah okay so it's not specific to the book. However if you are okay with the attendance, feel free to join to ask for opinions after the main book discussion.

      November 27, 2012

    • Chi

      Hi Hazel, Sorry work stuff came up and I wasn't able to make it tonight.

      November 27, 2012

  • Ingeborg van H.

    So sorry to say, but turns out I won't be able to attend after all. Love the book though!

    November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just wanted to say I am thrilled that another book has been scheduled. Unfortunately, I will be working that night.

    November 14, 2012

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