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April Book Club

  • Apr 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Whitney's Place

Our April selection is "The Hundred-Foot Journey" by Richard C. Morais.

From Publishers Weekly

With his debut novel, longtime Forbes magazine correspondent Morais delves into a rich, imagery-filled culinary world that begins in Bombay and ends in Paris, tracing the career of Hassan Haji as he becomes a famed Parisian chef.

Narrated by Hassan, the story begins with his grandfather starting a lowly restaurant in Bombay on the eve of WWII, which his father later inherits. But when tragedy strikes and Hassan's mother is killed, the Hajis leave India, and, after a brief and discontented sojourn in England, destiny leads them to the quaint French alpine village of Lumière.

There, the family settles, bringing Indian cuisine to the unsuspecting town, provoking the ire of Madame Mallory, an unpleasant but extremely talented local chef. From vibrantly depicted French markets and restaurant kitchens to the lively and humorously portrayed Haji family, Morais engulfs the reader in Hassan's wondrous world of discovery.

Regardless of one's relationship with food, this novel will spark the desire to wield a whisk or maybe just a knife and fork.. 

Don't forget to bring a shareable nosh or beverage.

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  • Shay

    I did NOT read much of the book, but looking forward to meeting everyone and hearing the discussion regardless! I will bring a bottle of wine for us and canned goods for Alana's food drive!

    April 3, 2014

  • Alana W.

    I will be there. I am doing a canned food drive for students at KCKCC that are food insecure. If you have any canned items that you bought and are not going to use. Please bring and I will put them in my car.

    April 1, 2014

  • Cheryl H.

    Cannot be there because of choir rehearsal for concert on the 4th. 7:30 at Rice Auditorium on the Baker Campus in Baldwin if anyone is interested. We're singing Requiem compasses by Mark Hayes with the Johnson County Community Choir and orchestra.

    March 31, 2014

    • Whitney

      Good luck with your performance, Cheryl!

      1 · March 31, 2014

  • Cheryl H.

    Should have read composed and I'll be back at book club when the semester ends.

    March 31, 2014

  • Janet C.

    How does the book club work? Do you come to the event having read the book? Or do you start the book at that event?

    March 23, 2014

    • Whitney

      Theoretically, you'll have read the book before we meet. But, if you haven't finished it (or even started it) feel free to show up anyway. You won't be the only one and we don't spend a lot of time discussing the book.

      March 23, 2014

  • pat j.

    Out of town till April 5th.
    I will make the next one!

    March 13, 2014

  • pat j.

    I'll be out of town

    March 10, 2014

  • Candace

    Seriously how do I have conflicts every time!??

    March 7, 2014

    • Whitney

      Not sure, Candace, but we're starting to take it personally....

      March 7, 2014

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