We were considering returning to Casey's until my husband came up with this idea. Yes, it's Media, but I don't think that parking was a problem Tues. We will have a separate room with doors & they can do a square table where we all face each other. Prices look to be similar to Spasso's.
Izzie, are you happy? ;-)
THIS IS THE WINNER & BOOK WE WILL READ FOR OCTOBER:
1) And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel by Khaled Hosseini
Publication Date: May 21, 2013
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone
Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author
of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new
novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just
parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini
explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and
sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of
those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and
the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from
Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands
gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each
2) The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer
Before she became the nineteenth century’s greatest heroine, before he had written a word of Madame Bovary, Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled down the Nile at the same time. In the imaginative leap taken by award-winning writer Enid Shomer’s The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, the two ignite a
passionate friendship marked by intelligence, humor, and a ravishing tenderness
that will alter both their destinies.
In 1850, Florence, daughter of a prominent English family, sets sail on the Nile chaperoned by longtime family friends and her maid, Trout. To her family’s chagrin—and in spite of her wealth, charm, and beauty—she is, at twenty-nine and of her own volition, well on her way to spinsterhood. Meanwhile, Gustave and his good friend Maxime Du Camp embark on an expedition to document the then largely unexplored monuments of ancient Egypt. Traumatized by the deaths of his father and sister, and plagued by mysterious seizures, Flaubert has dropped out of law school and writ-ten his first novel, an effort promptly deemed unpublishable by his closest friends. At twenty-eight, he is an unproven writer with a failing body.
Florence is a woman with radical ideas about society and God, naive in the ways of men. Gustave is a notorious womanizer and patron of innumerable prostitutes. But both burn with unfulfilled ambition, and in the deft hands of Shomer, whose
writing The New York Times Book Review has praised as “beautifully cadenced, and surprising in its imaginative reach,” the unlikely soul mates come together to share their darkest torments and most fervent hopes. Brimming with adventure and the sparkling sensibilities of the two travelers, this mesmerizing novel offers a luminous combination of gorgeous prose and wild imagination, all of it colored by the opulent tapestry of mid-nineteenth-century Egypt.
3) The Vanishing Point Review by Mary Sharratt
This novel is set in the time of Colonial America. The novel is about sisters who are raised by their father. When Hannah goes to visit her sister May in America, she is told that May has died. Hannah feels that something has happened to her
sister and looks to find the truth. She looks for the truth of her death and for
the truth behind the life that her sister led. It is an intriguing story, which
also leads to Hannah understanding far more about her sister than she wanted to.
The book is extremely adult with romantic scenes that detail sexual acts, so
make sure to keep away from young eyes.