Welcome to our monthly book club! Thanks to our book club organizer ~ Michele ~ I think this is going to be a lot of fun.
Here are the details for January:
Restaurant: Michele has arranged for Oysters Too to give us our own room, right in front of the fireplace so it should be cozy and warm. We will be ordering from the winter special menu, $20 or under including dessert plus tax and tip. Separate Checks will be available to us.
The menu will be a surprise because it changes weekly but Oysters Too is a great restaurant so we really can't go wrong.
RSVP: don't forget to keep your RSVP updated because Michele will be making reservations.
If you haven't had time to read the book you're still welcome to join us but do try and read the book so you can join in our discussion.
Book of the Month: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
available at the library, in paperback on amazon and kindle.
A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.
Now eighteen and emancipated from the system, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. Soon a local florist discovers her talents, and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But a mysterious vendor at the flower market has her questioning what’s been missing in her life, and when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
Thank you Michele for planning what looks to be a wonderful event!