Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crossings clubhouse (the Walnut Country HOA Clubhouse, 44965 S Larwin Ave, Concord, CA 94521). We’ll be discussing The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton. When Amaterasu Takahashi opens the door of her Philadelphia home to a badly scarred man claiming to be the grandson she believed had died in the bombing of Nagasaki, she is forced to confront painful memories of the years in Japan before the war. Will Ama allow herself to believe in a miracle? (From the publisher’s blurb.)
In September we’ll be reading Chasing Klondike Dreams by Marc Paul Kaplan, an historical novel about three outcasts — a disillusioned Yale Divinity School student, a prostitute condemned after defending herself against a wealthy customer, and a renegade son of a wealthy San Francisco merchant — who “converge in Skagway, Alaska struggling to ride the crest of the Klondike Gold Rush” (publisher’s blurb). The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, September 18.
October’s book will be Lee Child’s Killing Floor — Child’s debut novel, and the first book in the popular Jack Reacher series. “Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell” (publisher’s blurb). The meeting to discuss the book will be on Tuesday, October 16.