April 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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"Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and Costa Novel of the Year, this international bestseller has become a reading group classic. We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s what happens afterwards that is most important. Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds."
Sounds intriguing! :-)
The other short-listed books were 'Half of a Yellow Sun', by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and 'Too Late the Phalarope' by Alan Paton.
Thanks again to Shin Yi and Colin for stepping in at the March meetup and running the show; I hope everyone had a great time. And, as always, thanks to those who updated RSVPs and let us know if they're be late or unable to attend. :-)