Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Black South, Jewish Orthodox and the Lepers of Hawaii

March and April have come and gone with successful book club meetings. I've been crazy busy and preparing for a move up the California coastline to San Francisco.

In March, we met at the home of Kristen to discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Kristen did such a great job hosting, with delicious caramel cake and mud pie as well as yummy black and white cookies for each of us. We all loved this book so much and had a very interesting discussion on racism and the changing of times....and the lack of change as well. It was a great night of new friends and good conversation.

April brought us to the newly remodeled home of Mandy to discuss The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis. Mandy blessed us with some Jewish traditional foods and culture. It was delicious. Challah bread, an almond spread, a cream cheese noodle dish (made by Lorraine), bagels and other great treats. We seemed to be divided on this book....with like and dislike. Maybe it hit a little too close to home for some of us. Did you see yourself reflected in one of women in this book? I personally loved the book and found it wonderfully interesting to learn about the rites of another religion.

May will be Moloka'i by Alan Brennert and we will be meeting at Jennie's home at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

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