Book Club: Page tUUrners
Page tUUrners meets the second Friday of the month, September to June, in the afternoon, and rotates locations. Our book selections are eclectic recommendations from our members. We like a challenging read, stories of immigration, feminism, and moral dilemmas. We attempt to choose titles available from our wonderful public library system. We welcome readers who are attracted to a specific book but are not sure if they want to commit to the ten book challenge and those who are looking for an on-going discussion group.
Our Current Line Up
November: Little Bee by Chris Cleeve
This novel, originally published as “The Other Hand” is about a young Nigerian asylum-seeker named Little Bee and British magazine editor Sarah O’ Rourke. The two meet during a conflict in the Niger Delta and are reunited in England several years later. Little Bee’s language patterns are delightful and counterpose her difficult life experiences. The author will be reading at Seattle Public Library on Friday, July 20th at 7 pm. Other news is that Julia Roberts has negotiated to a film of the book under her Red Om Films production company. No news as yet on when it will be released.
Date: November 12 | Time: 1-3 pm
Location: Crescent Beach – for more information email: [email protected]
December: The Tears of Dark Waters by Corban Addison
Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington power broker, and she is a physician with a thriving practice. But behind the gilded facade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing. In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream a sailing trip around the world.
Ismail Adan Ibrahim, on the lawless coast of Somalia, is living a life of crime in violation of everything he was raised to believe except for the love and loyalty driving him to hijack ships for ransom and plot the rescue of his sister, Yasmin, from the man who murdered their father. There is nothing he will not do to save her, even if it means taking innocent lives.
Across continents, the paths of these individuals converge in a single, explosive moment. It is a moment that will test them and break them, but it will also leave behind an unexpected glimmer of hope that out of the ashes of tragedy and misfortune, the seeds of justice and reconciliation can grow.”
Date: December 14 | Time: 1-3 pm
Location: Ocean Park – for more information email: [email protected]
November 2017: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King
December 2017: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
January 2018: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
February 2018: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
March 2018: Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
April 2018: April: Sweetland by Michael Crummy
May 2018: The Boat People by Sharon Bala
June 2018: Devotions by Mary Oliver
September 2018: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
October 2018: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant