📖 August/September Book

posted Jul 23, 2019, 11:50 AM by Tri-Valley Community Library   [ updated Jul 23, 2019, 11:53 AM ]
Image result for the windfall diksha basuHello Book Club! 

We had a small book club of two last night, Laren and Vanessa.  Many of us will also be away in August (I will be gone for most of the month).  If you want to meet sometime during August, please email with a proposed date.  Otherwise our next meeting will be Monday, September 16th at 7:30pm in the Library, Linda will bring book suggestions and a snack.  We will finish our discussion of The Time in Between by María Dueñas and also discuss The Windfall by Diksha Basu.  There are copies available at the library!

Our next book in September/October will be The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters -- In this first Egyptian mystery, our headstrong heroine, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude, decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travel, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress and the two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies and an outspoken archaeologist who doesn't need women to help him solve mysteries -- or at least that's what he thinks!

Review of The Windfall from Amazon.com:
The Jhas are moving up. For the past thirty years, their lives have been defined by cramped spaces and gossipy neighbors. But when Mr. Jha comes into an enormous sum of money—the result of an unexpectedly successful internet venture—he moves his reluctant wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, ultimately forcing them, and their son, to reckon with who they are and what really matters to them.  Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and heart the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.
People Pick
One of Esquire's Best Books of the Year
Entertainment Weekly's Must-List
TIME Magazine Pick
Rolling Stone's Culture Index Pick
Publisher's Weekly Pick of the Week

“It’s haves and have-mores in this hilarious yet heartfelt novel about an Indian family struggling to acclimate to their newfound wealth, while also competing with their wealthier neighbors.”
--Entertainment Weekly

“[A] charming satire…What Kevin Kwan did for rich people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems.” 
--People
 
“…The right sort of summer refreshment.” 
--New York Times 

"A delightful comedy of manners."
--NPR
Print Length: 298 pages
ISBN: 140888903X
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (June 27, 2017)
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Sold by: Random House LLC
Language: English

Read on!
~ Vanessa Stone

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