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May's book selection - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hi all - so this next book looks amazing. In keeping with our theme for May which is International, we chose this book by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who also wrote Half a Yellow Sun. We will be meeting next month at my house again for dessert and wine. Hope you can make it and that you enjoy this next selection. 


One of The New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

An NPR "Great Reads" Book, a Chicago Tribune Best Book, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Book, an Entertainment Weekly Top Fiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Book, and a Goodreads Best of the Year pick.

A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

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  • Jeanie

    so sorry that something has come up at the last minute! so wanted to meet you all and I truly enjoyed the book...

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope to see you next time!

      May 20, 2014

  • Alex

    Aha! "Isabela Bird" - she does exist - I'm only a little bit crazy. :) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9435294-a-curious-life-for-a-lady

    Very nice book-clubbing with you all - will miss it when I move down south!
    Keep in touch: www.facebook.com/Alexin1derland

    May 19, 2014

  • Alex

    Hey Kate! What's the address for the meeting tonight? I'm in the last few chapters. :) I can bring brie or brownies or both.

    May 19, 2014

  • Cristina

    So sorry that I will not be able to make it this month. I have a final paper due today so I am going to be hunched over a computer all day :( Have fun!

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      :-(

      May 19, 2014

  • Kelley

    I'll be there with spinach dip!

    May 18, 2014

  • Michele

    I'll make toffee bars for tomorrow. See you all then!

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be bringing brownie cheesecake!

    May 18, 2014

  • Allison

    Can't wait! I'm making cupcakes.

    May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay!

      May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all! just a quick note to tell you that the theme for June is travel or exploration. Please bring any recommendations to the meeting. Thanks!

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Haven't been to a meeting yet, but any suggestions on where to get books? Also, do we have to read the whole book or just parts of it to discuss? Thanks!

    May 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Britt! I don't have any unique suggestions but I know a lot of people are getting their books from the library. Another option is a book store of course or kindle/amazon. Beyond that, if you can find it in a used book store - score! Don't feel you have to read it from cover to cover if you don't have time. This is a pretty casual group. Look forward to meeting you!

      1 · May 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, thanks! :)

      May 13, 2014

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