Pageturners (South) Monthly Meeting

January Book Selection:

People of the Book by Geraldine BrooksInspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and powerful emotional intensity. Called "a tour de force"by the San Francisco Chronicle, this novel ambitiously and imaginatively traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain. When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding-an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair-only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. A complex love story, thrilling mystery, vivid history lesson, and celebration of the enduring power of ideas

 

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  • Maria H

    Ladies -
    Has anyone read the book "Labor Day"?

    January 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I read it a while ago and have vague memory of liking it

      January 17, 2014

  • Laura

    I can't make it tonight :(

    January 15, 2014

    • Maria H

      Hi Laura - sorry you couldn't make it - next time.

      January 17, 2014

  • Melissa G.

    I couldn't find the bookstore!! I loved the book I was so excited to go to the meeting :(

    January 16, 2014

    • Sara Garcia R.

      Where are you coming from? Maybe we can carpool. Sara

      January 17, 2014

    • Maria H

      Hi Melissa - sorry you had a tough time finding the store. You may also go on their website and get more directions. Also give them a call - they will help you.

      January 17, 2014

  • Rachel T.

    Possible to find name of Feb book easily?

    January 16, 2014

    • Julie F.

      Go to Home and click into the Event for each meetup time to see the book for that month. The south meeting's Feb book is "Seven Thousand Ways to Listen" - by Mark Nepo

      January 16, 2014

  • Sharon C.

    Great Meeting last night. Looking forward to next month!

    January 16, 2014

  • Malu

    Enjoyed very much the commentaries. Very intelligent discussion

    January 15, 2014

  • Malu

    Enjoyed very much the commentaries. Very intelligent discussion

    January 15, 2014

  • Katzpawz

    Is there parking here? Or nearby?

    January 15, 2014

    • Maria H

      Yes, there is City parking across the way from the Mayfield Hotel - it's a max of $7.

      January 15, 2014

    • Crystal

      Or park on the street,

      January 15, 2014

  • Michael M.

    this is a gratuitous invite, so excuse, but I notice the meet-up is at The Bookstore in the Grove. This Saturday, Jan. 11 we'll be holding our next Writers Read open mic for writers right at the bookstore, hope you might come by to listen. Details at the Bookstore and on our Facebook page. Hope to visit this book club sometime soon. I recently read "March" by Geraldine Brooks, a fabulous read.

    January 8, 2014

    • amanda

      Michael...I am an author...any suggestions on events I could participate in?

      January 14, 2014

  • Margarita B.

    Hi Ladies,

    Here are some notes and points for discussion I found on the internet on the novel People of the Book.
    Really good for our next week's meeting. Hope you enjoy.

    http://www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/ommoverride/teacher_guide_people_book.pdf Maggie Backmeyer

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Michael M.

    oops, just noticed this is a book club for women (maybe I should read more closely!), so I suppose I won't be attending any time soon. Not sure why the gender block...

    January 8, 2014

  • Rachel T.

    What is Jan. book? Did not understand pdf instructions?

    December 17, 2013

    • Maria H

      Hi Rachel -

      December 21, 2013

    • Maria H

      Wanted to make sure you got the January Book Selection.

      December 21, 2013

  • Margarita B.

    Definitely will attend Jan 15th meeting.
    Cant wait to attend tomorrow's meeting (12/18)
    The Birth of Venus was such an engaging book!
    I look forward to sharing my thoughts on it with others in the group.

    December 17, 2013

  • Maria H

    Ladies - please send me your book suggestions to:
    [masked]
    Include: title - author - #pages - review (from a non-publisher)
    and a short sinopsis of the subject matter.

    December 11, 2013

  • gr8fulplanet (.

    How about The Book Theif?

    December 10, 2013

  • gr8fulplanet (.

    Is it not -State of Wonder?-

    December 10, 2013

  • Maria H

    Book selection for the month will be decided soon.

    November 19, 2013

  • Ann N

    Do you mean you want book suggestions?

    November 19, 2013

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