Half of a Yellow Sun by Chiamamanda Ngozi Adichie

In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

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  • Chloe

    I just sent an email to the yeses but I might not make it as I'm watching a friend's kid while her mom is in the hospital unexpectedly. Reservation is under my name--enjoy!

    May 18

  • Jaime

    So sorry for the late notice! I thought I was going to be able to finish in fine but life got in the way. Enjoy!

    May 18

  • Tiffany

    Powerful book...looking forward to today's discussion.

    May 18

  • Lee

    No excuse as exotic as killer pollen, but I won't be back from NC in time it seems. Do like the writing though.

    May 17

  • David

    Under attack by killer pollen and mold, leading to bronchitis. The worst part is not being able to converse. I even watched Hotel Rwanda. Loved the selection! See everyone next month.

    May 17

  • Carolyn

    I can't make it this Sunday. See you all next time!

    May 15

  • Beth

    Need to thin out some of your books? My high school is hosting a book drive and would appreciate any donations. The books will go to kids in our community to encourage reading over the summer. Bring them on Sunday or I can meet you. Thanks!

    May 14

  • Sarah

    I really enjoyed the book so wish I could come Sunday, unfortunately I am now out of town. See you all soon!

    May 14

  • Sandra H.

    It's next Sunday!

    May 9

  • Jim

    I really enjoyed the book but am sad that I can't make it this week.

    May 8

  • Mukesh

    I won't be able to make it this month as I'm traveling that weekend.

    May 1

  • Cat S.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-a...­ The film has been delayed in Nigeria, possibly because it might stoke up ethnic tensions. Also, there's a movie! With the actor from 12 Years a Slave. Coming out May[masked]

    April 27

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