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Please Make Your Book Suggestions

A former member
Post #: 23
We mentioned in the December Meet Up having a discussion feed on recommendations of books we may want to read. Please post books that you'd like to see us read soon!
A former member
Post #: 2
" The GoldFinch", by Donna Tartt sounds interesting.
A former member
Post #: 1
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Almost anything by Ian McEwan
Lea
user 10571132
Land O Lakes, FL
Post #: 3
I will post a poll soon to vote for our March book, so please post any other suggestions you may have. Also, don't forget we are reading Under the Dome by Stephen King for our February meetups.
A former member
Post #: 24
The Poisonwood Bible
Kathie
user 8584852
Largo, FL
Post #: 15
Death Comes to Pemberley
The Fifth Assassin
Thank You for Your Service
One Summer by Bill Bryson
A former member
Post #: 1
We mentioned in the December Meet Up having a discussion feed on recommendations of books we may want to read. Please post books that you'd like to see us read soon!

A former member
Post #: 2
We mentioned in the December Meet Up having a discussion feed on recommendations of books we may want to read. Please post books that you'd like to see us read soon!
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
A former member
Post #: 27
Foreign Gods, Inc.
by Okey Ndibe


Ike (pronounced ee-kay) is a Nigerian cab driver in New York with a degree from Amherst who hates that everyone notices his accent. He's borrowed a fortune to buy an airline ticket back to Nigeria and his remote village, where he'll steal the wooden god Ngene, then make his fortune selling it to a Manhattan gallery that specializes in exotic deities.

In Utonki, he comes face-to-face with his elderly mother, who hasn't received any support from her son since he became addicted to gambling; his uncle, Ngene's chief priest, whose commitment to the god is utterly sincere; Pastor Godson Uka, a Christian preacher who's been convincing villagers to fear each other's evil magic while he drains them financially for protection; and his first love, now a frumpy woman with five kids, her wealthy deceased husband fleeced by the greedy pastor.

Nicely rounded secondary characters include Bernita, Ike's sexual tornado of an ex-wife, and Ike's former classmate "Tony Curtis," now a politician with two houses and a six-car garage. Still, Ike is the focus as two gods, two priests and his mother battle over his soul.

Ndibe writes with a folksy inclusiveness. The village humor, the greetings and teasing, lend the Utonki sequences a lyrical magic, interrupted by the ubiquitous ringing of cell phones. Into this richly stocked brew of characters, Ndibe skillfully introduces suspense in the final stretch, guiding readers through the tension of getting through customs Nigerian-style. As an author with a foot in Nigeria and the U.S., he expertly brings both worlds to life. --Nick DiMartino, Nick's Picks, University Book Store, Seattle, Wash.

Discover: A taxi driver in New York City decides to steal the wooden god from his remote Nigerian village and sell it to a gallery specializing in exotic deities.
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