March 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
Stone Creek NYC
I’ve scheduled our next book club meeting for Monday, March 18th – same time, same place as always. I know it’s the day after St. Patrick’s Day but since the festivities and accompanying chicanery are scheduled for Saturday, the 16th we should be recovered by Monday evening. And if not, a little hair of the dog and chicklit fun might be just what the doctor ordered.
I did not post a poll this month because it was decided at our February book club meeting that we’d be reading On The Island by Tracie Garvis Graves. I’ve included the synopsis below for the NYT Best Seller which will be made into a movie!
Two people stranded on an island struggle to survive—and slowly fall in love—in the runaway New York Times bestseller from the author of the forthcoming novel COVET.
Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.
T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.
Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.
At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
Hope to see you all on the 18th!
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