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North Hills meeting - Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos

Our book for August is Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos.  Aunt Janet will be leading our book discussion again.  This author also wrote Love Walked In which we read when I was leading the Robinson group years ago. 

Here's a little bit about our pick:

What would you do if an old friend needed you but it meant turning your new life upside down?  Pen, Will and Cat met during the first week of their first year of college and struck up a remarkable friendship, one that sustained them and shaped them for years - until it ended abruptly, and they went their separate ways.  Now, six years later, Pen is the single mother of a five-year-old girl, living with her older brother in Philadelphia and trying to make peace with the sudden death of their father.  Even though she feels deserted by Will and Cat, she has never stopped wanting them back in her life, so when she receives an email from a desperate-sounding Cat asking her to meet her at their upcoming college reunion, Pen goes.  What happens there sends past and present colliding and sends Pen and her friends on a journey across the world, a journey that will change everything.


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  • Janet

    Thanks to everyone for sharing thoughts tonight! Really enjoyed the discussion!

    August 20, 2014

    • Kelly S

      So sorry missed it! It's done nothing but rain at Deep Creek this week. Book Club would have been much more fun!!!

      August 21, 2014

    • Janet

      We missed you, Kelly!!

      August 21, 2014

  • JoAnn

    Thank you all for being so welcoming for my first meet-up with this group. The questions posed by Aunt Janet led to interesting comments relating to the characters in the book as well as to each of us individually, which helped us get to know a little bit about each other.

    1 · August 20, 2014

    • Janet

      Thanks, JoAnn - hope to see you again in September!!

      August 20, 2014

  • JoAnn

    My friend, Heather, was able to re-arrange her schedule and will be coming with me. She did not have time to read the book, but she wants to see what a book club meet-up is like. According to one weather report, it is supposed to rain again sometime this evening. See you all soon.

    August 20, 2014

    • Liselle

      I'm glad she can come. We're going to hope they are wrong about the rain.

      August 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all! Dealing with a crisis at work. Not going to make it tonight. Too bad its beautiful out. Enjoy sunny jims!!!

    August 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to have to cancel. I look forward to meeting you all next month!

    August 20, 2014

  • JoAnn

    Hi Janet, My friend probably will not know if she can make it until she works out her schedule that day. But she lives close by Sunny Jim's and took me there and that is why I invited her. I will post an additional note asap Tuesday or Wednesday, but I would not think one person plus or minus would make a difference (?) This will be my first meet-up with your group and meeting those signed up, but I have been to the recent Robinson and Moon meet-ups. And I actually purchased the 2 Italy books you mentioned at Half Price Books, but as you know the Robinson group selected a different one that I just got from the Moon library and will be reading next. Thanks.

    August 18, 2014

  • JoAnn

    I will be finishing the book today -- and I have enjoyed it. Possibly because the 3 friends banter back and forth like I have a tendency to do. I may bring a friend.

    August 18, 2014

    • Janet

      JoAnn - please let us know before we make the dinner reservation!

      August 18, 2014

  • Kelly S

    I'll be on vacation! I'm so sorry I'll miss it!

    July 21, 2014

    • Janet

      I'll miss you, Kelly!!

      July 22, 2014

  • Liselle

    I set this up for Thursday when it should be Wednesday the 20th. I'll fix it when I get home. Thanks, Vonda!

    July 18, 2014

    • Cindy

      oh, merde, I was going to attend, but can't on Wednesday..starting to teach my classes that night..yippee for me!!

      July 18, 2014

  • Vonda

    ? Thursday the 21st?

    July 18, 2014

  • Janet

    Forgot to tell everyone last night that Kim wanted me to tell you all that she said hi!

    July 17, 2014

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