Saturday, April 11, 2009

Book club photos- April 8

Laurie made a delicious stew.
We read Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. We previously had read The Namesake also by her. She usually writes about the experiences of Indians who have come to live in the U.S. We all liked both her books. I'm a real fan of hers.

We met at Kathie's house. She's still recovering from her recent knee replacement surgery and not quite ready to drive, yet. Luckily we have such a great bunch of ladies in our club that there's never any cleaning up to do after everyone leaves. Vickie, Laurie and Roxanne are especially good at this.

Beth brought this beautiful tart made by the new baker at The Lace Apron.

Nancy, Helen, and Barb add some final discussion about the book while Vickie
starts cleaning up.

A very tasty salad.

Barb and Vickie

5 comments:

diane said...

The food looks delicious!

I haven't read that book although I particularly enjoy reading Indian authors. My all-time favourite book is 'A Fine Balance' by Rohinton Mistry and I have just finished (and enjoyed 'The White Tiger' by Aravind Adiga.

Barbara said...

Hi Diane,
I loved 'A Fine Balance', also.
I've liked every book I've read by an Indian writer, some more than others,of course. We've read several in our book club. Here's another you might like, if you haven't already read it: 'The Death of Vishnu' by Manil Suri. Have you got any others you could recommend?

diane said...

A quick look along my bookshelf brings up these.

Several Rohinton Mistry's, 'Tales of Firozsha Baag''Such a Long Journey' and 'Family Matters'.
Salman Rushdie - 'Midnight's Children' and 'Shame' in particular.
Vikram Seth - 'A Suitable Boy'
Jhumpa Lahiri - 'An Interpreter of Maladies'
Arundhati Roy - 'The God of Small Things'
Kiran Desai - 'Inheritance of Loss'
Monica Ali - 'Brick Lane'

I read a lot as you can see!

Barbara said...

Hi Diane.
Of this list I've read 'Family Matters','A Suitable Boy', Interpreter of Maladies',and 'The God Of Small Things'. I tried to read one of Salman Rushdie's books and couldn't get into it. I'll have to try again. I'm going to try the others on your list, also.

Ruthie said...

Hey, I'm reading the same book for my book club this month. I'm Ethan's wife. Saw your post on his bread blog and came over to see what you two are up to. I still remember staying at your place once when I came with Arlene to visit E in San Diego. Thanks for your vote yesterday! Ruthie

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