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Our book for June is "The Story of a Brief Marriage" by Aruk Arudpragasam
Discussion of "The Story of a Brief Marriage" by Arudpragasam, followed by dinner at this great restaurant Two and a half decades into a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority is pushed inexorably towards the coast by the advancing army. Amongst the evacuees is Dinesh, whose world has contracted to a makeshift camp where time is measured by the shells that fall around him like clockwork. Alienated from family, home, language, and body, he exists in a state of mute acceptance, numb to the violence around him, till he is approached one morning by an old man who makes an unexpected proposal: that Dinesh marry his daughter, Ganga. Marriage, in this world, is an attempt at safety, like the beached fishing boat under which Dinesh huddles during the bombings. As a couple, they would be less likely to be conscripted to fight for the rebels, and less likely to be abused in the case of an army victory. Thrust into this situation of strange intimacy and dependence, Dinesh and Ganga try to come to terms with everything that has happened, hesitantly attempting to awaken to themselves and to one another before the war closes over them once more. • What to bring Your thoughts on how much you enjoyed (or otherwise) the book etc. etc. • Important to know Even if you didn't get to finish (or start!!) the book please join us. We enjoy a lively discussion and a great dinner.

The Mayfair Hotel

3000 Florida Ave · Miami, FL

What we're about

Think book clubs are for Oprah or old ladies who knit and stockpile hard candies, not for moderm women like you and your friends? Not so fast! This is a book club for die-hard bookworms; women who love to relax, sit back and enjoy the company of a good book.

Who should join? Women ages 20-?, married or single, parenting or childless. The only requirement is an avid interest in books and a desire to meet like-minded women in a laid back environment.

We have two book discussion meetings per month: one in the South (Coconut Grove/Coral Gables) the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00p.m. and one in the North (Mimo Historic District/Upper East Side) the first Saturday at 1:00p.m. We also meet of every few weeks for a casual get-together. Book choices are almost always fiction, classics, every once in a while non-fiction and all choices are determined by voting of club members four times a year..

Please email us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you all soon!

If you're curious about what we've been reading, here's a link to our 2007-2011 book selections:

Here is the list of the books read so far in 2013:

January - Little Bee by Chris Cleave (NORTH)
February - Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner (SOUTH) / The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skoot (NORTH)
March - Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo (SOUTH) / A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (NORTH)
April - The Light between Oceans by Mil Stedman (SOUTH) / The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (NORTH)
May - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (SOUTH) / Makeda by Randall Robinson (NORTH)
June - The 13th Tale by Dianne Setterfield (SOUTH) / Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen (NORTH)
July - Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (SOUTH) / Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende (NORTH)
August - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (SOUTH) / Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple (NORTH)
September - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (SOUTH) / We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (NORTH)
October – The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (SOUTH) / The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern (NORTH)

books read in 2012:

January - Room by Emma Donoghue
February - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
March - The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani
April - The Last Nude by Ellis Avery
May - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (SOUTH) / The Birth House by Ami McKay (NORTH)
June - Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (SOUTH) / The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (NORTH)
July - The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak (SOUTH) / When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams (NORTH)
August - The House Gun by Nadine Gordimer (SOUTH) / The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (NORTH)
September - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (SOUTH) / Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (NORTH)
October – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (SOUTH) / The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman (NORTH)
November - The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (SOUTH) / The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (NORTH)
December - Give me the World by Leila Hadley (SOUTH) / Life of Pi by Yann Martel (NORTH)

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