April Meetup: Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles

Hi everyone -- looking forward to another great book club discussion in April.

For April's meetup we will be reading Moonlight in Odessa, by Janet Skeslien Charles.

Here is a brief write up about this book:

In Odessa, Ukraine, Daria, a whip-smart engineer, spends her days underemployed as a secretary—a job she was lucky to get in this rotten economy. She spends her evenings moonlighting as an interpreter at an agency that matches lonely American men with beautiful-but-broke Ukrainian women. She spends her nights wondering if there is more. When an American client offers marriage and a one-way ticket out of poverty, Daria jumps at the chance. She soon learns there's a reason that her husband couldn't find a wife in America, and that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the world. The perfect book for anyone who's ever been stuck in a dead-end job or relationship, Moonlight in Odessa is an exploration of language, culture, and the difficult choices we make in the pursuit of love and stability.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing, Lynn. Good conversation with interesting people! Look forward to getting to know everyone better, and more good reading.

    April 18, 2012

  • Carolyn M

    Thanks, Lynn for organizing and hosting. It was fun meeting everyone. I'm off to the library to pick up "A Spot of Bother" and look forward to the May meet to discuss.

    April 18, 2012

  • Pam B.

    Wow - you're speedy! Let us know how the books are.

    April 17, 2012

  • Karen C.

    I visited my library and checked out this month's pick - 'A Spot of Bother', as well as the much discussed 'The Buddha in the Attic' and even found a copy of 'Tales From Swankville' - guess i know what i'll be doing in my spare time!

    April 17, 2012

  • Karen C.

    Another fun evening with lively comments, great banter and even a couple of surprise guests - one who had actually lived in Odessa! Talk about a small world :-)

    April 17, 2012

  • Karen C.

    Thank you Lynn for hosting - i think you did a great job! It was so much fun meeting everyone and I hope y'all get to see the movie.

    March 21, 2012

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