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The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
Join us for the March selection, The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan Set in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses is a tale of American assumptions shaken by Chinese ghosts and broadened with hope. In 1962, five-year-old Olivia meets the half-sister she never knew existed, eighteen-year-old Kwan from China, who sees ghosts with her "yin eyes." Decades later, Olivia describes her complicated relationship with her sister and her failing marriage, as Kwan reveals her story, sweeping the reader into the splendor and violence of mid-nineteenth century China. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of the inheritance of love, its secrets and senses, its illusions and truths. I am personally familiar with Amy Tan after reading The Joy Luck Club. Although that was many years ago now, I still remember thinking it was like nothing I had ever read before. It was so real and gave me a unique look into the characters lives. I am looking forward to this book with that in mind. Hope to see you there!:)

Rao's Bakery and Coffee Cafe

4440 Dowlen Rd · Beaumont

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A great way to share your favorite books, and to find some new ones you never thought to read before. We will collectively compile a book list a couple months in advance to give everyone time to check out the books and so everyone gets a chance to share their choices.
If you are like me, you feel like you hardly have a chance to read anymore.
This is a little extra encouragement to get in at least a few chapters a week and to actually have someone to talk to about it.
We will hold Meetups in an easily accessible location for each member. Think local coffee shops, diners, maybe the park in cooler months, but we also welcome volunteers to host in their home. It may not be ideal for everyone, but I am certain a few people really enjoy being the host. Lastly, so many book clubs seem to specify they are "Women's" book clubs, and that is great. There is no arguing that women are probably the larger demographic in this case, but I don't think anyone should be excluded and anyone who wants to read the book should join.

Can't wait to MEET you!! :)

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