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Pageturners: a book club for women January 2013 meeting (north)

January Book of the Month:

Little Bee by Chris Cleave 3.63 stars · 86,047 ratings · 13,823 reviews

Little Bee The publishers of Chris Cleave's new novel "don't want to spoil" the story by revealing too much about it, and there's good reason not to tell too much about the plot's pivot point. All you should know going in to Little Bee is that what happens on the beach is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan (who calls herself Little Bee) and a well-off British couple--journalists trying to repair their strained marriage with a free holiday--who should have stayed behind their resort's walls. The tide of that event carries Little Bee back to their world, which she claims she couldn't explain to the girls from her village because they'd have no context for its abundance and calm. But she shows us the infinite rifts in a globalized world, where any distance can be crossed in a day--with the right papers--and "no one likes each other, but everyone likes U2." Where you have to give up the safety you'd assumed as your birthright if you decide to save the girl gazing at you through razor wire, left to the wolves of a failing state.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting group of young women and lively discussion about the book and many tangents.

    January 5, 2013

  • Jing M.

    Hi, I just signed up for the club. I haven't read the January book yet. Should I still come for the January get-togher for some information of the club, or wait for the February one when I read the book and have somethings to discuss with?

    December 26, 2012

    • Gwenaelle

      Hi Tamara I don't I'll be there before 2. Think the gathering will be over by then?

      January 5, 2013

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