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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

  • Sep 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach (Goodreads Author)

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When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his obnoxious father-in-law, he asks his wife: 'Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore. Travel and set-up are inexpensive, staff willing and plentiful - and the British pensioners can enjoy the hot weather and take mango juice with their gin. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a brilliant comedy of manners, mixing acute observation with a deeper message about how different cultures cope in the modern world.

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    Was the next book selected? If so, what is it? Thanks.

    September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Linda - look at the calendar for October for the next book. I believe it's "Life After Life" - an EXCELLENT read!

      1 · September 24, 2013

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      A former member

      Thank you!

      September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the movie and meant to get to the book, but it didn't happen this month given our move back to Phoenix. I hope to get there next month..!

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think I should clarify -- I liked the movie (not loved, but liked it) but it wasn't very close to the book.

      September 23, 2013

  • Christine

    Sorry i missed it .I was so exhausted tonight

    September 16, 2013

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    A former member

    Can't make it but did read it. Thought it waa ok but slow. Also not like the movie much at all.

    September 16, 2013

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