August Book

posted Jul 26, 2016, 7:00 PM by Tri-Valley Community Library

Our next book club meeting is Monday, August 29, at 7:30pm. We'll be discussing  Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl.  Linda will bring book suggestions and a snack.  

September's book is East of the Sunby Julia Gregson

Here's a description of East of the Sun From Publishers Weekly, "British author Gregson bows in America with her fast-paced second novel, an absorbing international period drama concerning three young Englishwomen and a troubled boy journeying to India in the late 1920s. The eldest at 25, Viva Holloway is an orphan hoping to retrieve her lost parents' personal effects; she's paying her way by chaperoning three younger travelers. Rose Wetherby is going to India to be married; Victoria Tor Sowerby is Rose's bridesmaid; and 16-year-old Guy Glover is returning home after getting expelled from school for stealing. Throughout, narrative shifts reveal the travelers' perspectives and fears: Viva is haunted by a childhood and family she barely remembers; Rose is growing increasingly nervous about how little she knows of her fiancé; and Tor is eager, after a disappointing deb season in London, to find a husband of her own and avoid returning to England. Guy's strange behavior makes it clear he's unstable, and before long, he's assaulted a member of a powerful Indian family, setting off a frightening chain of events for both himself and Viva. Gregson's rich imagery, strong characters and gripping plot make this a resonant page-turner."

Read on!  

Vanessa for Amanda
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