SEPT.'S BOOK IS THE GOOD SON BY MICHAEL GRUBER
Welcome to the Dive Bar Book Club OC!!! We're a fun group, so if you like to have a couple of cocktails in a great little place, and talk about a great read, join us!!
On the second Tuesday of each month, we'll meet in a different place in the general area of HB, NB, Irvine, Costa Mesa or Tustin. Dive bar, or upscale bar, we'll mix it up each month.
Join us - the goal is to laugh, have a great, interesting discussion on a bestseller book, and enjoy our libations while we're doing it!! If you like contemporary fiction and can handle your liquor, we want to meet you!!
From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. Bestseller Gruber (Forgery of Venus) explores America's political involvement in South Asia and the bloody religious and ethnic fanaticism associated with the region in his superb seventh novel. Sonia Laghari, a Pakistani-American writer and psychologist, sets up a conference on peace in Kashmir, the most terrorist-infested place on earth, only to have her and her small group of pacifists abducted and held captive by terrorists, who may or may not be manufacturing nuclear weapons. All but doomed to a public beheading, Sonia uses her familiarity with Islamic doctrine as well as her knowledge of Jungian psychology in an attempt to enlighten her deeply conflicted captors. Though the numerous bombshells at the end may strain credulity, the brilliant character development and labyrinthine plot line, not to mention the absorbing history of modern jihadism and the U.S. war on terrorism, make this a provocative thriller that readers won't soon forget. (May) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.