Looking to bring together those individuals who enjoy reading Novels, Short Story Collections and Non-Fiction reads by South Asian Authors either living in South Asia or in various diasporic communities around the world.
We are excited to announce our next book selection for the South Asian Book Club - Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desi.
This is a wryly hilarious and poignant story that simultaneously captures the vivid culture of the Indian subcontinent and the universal intricacies of human experience. Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought into a family not quite like other families, in a town not quite like other towns. After years of failure at school, failure at work, of spending his days dreaming in tea stalls, it does not seem as if Sampath is going to amount to much—until one day he climbs a guava tree in search of peaceful contemplation and becomes unexpectedly famous as a holy man, sending his tiny town into turmoil. A syndicate of larcenous, alcoholic monkeys terrorize the pilgrims who cluster around Sampath’s tree, spies and profiteers descend on the town, and none of Desai’s outrageous characters goes unaffected as events spin increasingly out of control.
We will taking setting up this next book club get together for the first time Orange County, so for all those members of our book club that haven't been able to make it out to Los Angeles this your opportunity to join us in Fullerton. Our location is still TBD but once we settle in on a location I will be updating all members, until then everyone have a safe & fun Halloween and we'll see everyone next month on Sunday 11/17 in Fullerton.