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New Meetup: Robinson book club - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

From: Liselle
Sent on: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:42 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Robinson book club - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

When: October 28,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Panera Bread
250 McHolme Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
412)[masked]

Since our October meeting is during Halloween week, our book deals with magic as we read Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. It's one of my all-time favorite books! Here are some details:

Two gifted sisters draw on their talents to belatedly forge a bond and find their ways in life in Allen's easygoing debut novel. Thirty-four-year-old Claire Waverley manifests her talent in cooking; using edible flowers, Claire creates dishes that affect the eater in curious ways. But not all Waverley women embrace their gifts; some, including Claire's mother, escape the family's eccentric reputation by running away. She abandoned Claire and her sister when they were young. Consequently, Claire has remained close to home, unwilling to open up to new people or experiences. Claire's younger sister, Sydney, however, followed in their mother's footsteps 10 years ago and left for New York, and after a string of abusive, roustabout boyfriends, returns to Bascom, N.C., with her five-year-old daughter, Bay. As Sydney reacquaints herself with old friends and rivals, she discovers her own Waverley magic. Claire, in turn, begins to open up to her sister and in the process learns how to welcome other possibilities.

NOTE: We are meeting at Robinson Panera in October. If you've never been there, it's in a plaza near the Walmart.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Pgh-Chick-Lit-Book-Club/calendar/11515680/

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