New Meetup: Hip and Well Read: Little Bee

From: Michelle
Sent on: Monday, April 19, 2010 7:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Hip & Well Read!

What: Hip and Well Read: Little Bee

When: Wednesday, May 26,[masked]:30 PM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where:
Starbucks
4th and South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215)[masked]

Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,

The people have spoken, and the book for May's Hip and Well Read will be....

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The publishers of Chris Cleave's new novel "don't want to spoil" the story by revealing too much about it, and there's good reason not to tell too much about the plot's pivot point. All you should know going in to Little Bee is that what happens on the beach is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan (who calls herself Little Bee) and a well-off British couple--journalists trying to repair their strained marriage with a free holiday--who should have stayed behind their resort's walls. The tide of that event carries Little Bee back to their world, which she claims she couldn't explain to the girls from her village because they'd have no context for its abundance and calm. But she shows us the infinite rifts in a globalized world, where any distance can be crossed in a day--with the right papers--and "no one likes each other, but everyone likes U2." Where you have to give up the safety you'd assumed as your birthright if you decide to save the girl gazing at you through razor wire, left to the wolves of a failing state.



I had no problems finding this at the local independent bookstore.


Little Bee is available on Amazon.com, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:
City Paper's List of Independent Bookstores
Google Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly

You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.

Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.


Happy Reading!

Michelle

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/philadelphia-hip-and-well-read-book-club/calendar/13230082/

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