One Thousand Chestnut Trees

For the Month of May we are reading: One Thousand Chestnut Trees - a Korean Novel.  We will be meeting at 7pm- but Happy Hour starts at 5:30. Hope to see you there!! 

The tumultuous history of Korea unfolds in Mira Stout's debut novel One Thousand Chestnut Trees, a compelling story of a young woman's search for her Korean heritage--and her own sense of identity. In her journeys, she discovers a legacy left behind by the noble clan from which she is descended--a temple erected by her great-grandfather in defiance of centuries of invasions against Korea, and the one thousand chestnut trees that shield it from view

The book selected for the Month of June: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. 

Ulysses Readers: we will meet early to discuss our progress. 

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  • Heidi

    Hi Mindbenders, I have a college friend in town whom I have not seen in at least 7 years, so I will miss today. I am enjoying the 1000 chestnut trees and it is a shame to miss it. Dilcia, can you present my book choices for me? The are:

    1. Oryx and Crake: my favorite of Margaret Atwood's books. Sort of "1984" like - a furturistic novel - not entirely improbable.
    2. Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Murakami. He is definitively a mind-bending author. A mix of realism and surrealism.

    I'll email you some more info on each one.

    May 8, 2014

    • Dilcia

      Thanks for sending it your book suggestions, the Wind-uo Bird Chronicle was selected for July!

      1 · May 8, 2014

  • Sabrina

    So Sorry to miss this discussion..had a very long day today in the South Bay, and I am just now leaving Cupertino...see you all next time!

    May 8, 2014

  • Dimitri P.

    Hi Benders,
    I may be able to come early for a drink but I will miss the book portion because I have to go to a "Web Scraping" gathering

    May 4, 2014

    • Dilcia

      see you for Happy Hour!

      May 7, 2014

  • Dilcia

    Looking forward to seeing everybody tomorrow! I am very exited to discuss this book with you all! Dilcia :)

    May 7, 2014

  • Richard

    Hmm, gonna be tough to read this in the next ten days when both SFPL copies aren't due back until then. I'm betting they're both in the hands of members of this group.

    April 28, 2014

    • Dilcia

      Anne also Seamus can pick up the book around lunch time. If it does not work today we can always do it tomorrow.

      May 1, 2014

    • ANNE O.

      After 5 would be best.

      May 1, 2014

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