Little Bee or Three Cups of Tea-Prefer Little Bee- and I will come on April
the picnic sounds wonderful but could be dicey-
I'm ok anywhere and look forward to this-
In a message dated 3/22/2010 3:04:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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looking at all your suggestions. So many. First, regarding The Help, we read
it a year ago. As to the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we offered
Tattoo twice, no one came. So the sequel will be an even tougher sell, though
As to Sudden Death, I am awaiting word from it's author
about a date in April. I love the idea of having a meeting with an author.
Several have offered to meet with us, including Rosemary Harris, for Pushing
Up Daisies, and Gordon Snyder for the Hypnotist. I also read New World
Monkeys, which author Nancy Mauro offered to join us for. Check each one out
and see if it interests you.
Now here's my brief. I would like to bring
forward books that offer us meaningful discussion. It's one thing to have a
page-turner that we agree is most entertaining, and then go on to eat our
suppers. It's another to engage in a deep discussion about a book, like we did
with The Help and with Cold Mountain.
Some suggestions here, Heavy
Metal: a Tank Company?s Battle to Baghdad, LITTLE BEE, by Chris Cleave or
Reading Lolita in
Tehran, by Azar Nafisi. Here's another one. It got 5
stars from almost 2000 reviewers on Amazon, Three Cups of Tea, by Greg
Mortenson. Check these out and let us know what you think.
for Sunday April 18 for our next meeting.
Now as to time and place. Our
usual time is 5:30. Let us know if another time is better for you and we'll
find a consensus. As to place, three suggestions besides our usual Elmsford
Restaurant. Uma offered to host at her apartment, and I offer to host at my
house in Hartsdale. Karoline suggested the Silver Tips Tea Room in Tarrytown.
And Beth suggested a picnic lunch at a park.
So let us know what you
think. If we go with April 18, we need to decide on a book this
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