DESC Set Book Club

DESC Set Book Club (HANDOUT / March 11, 2010)

Our club name comes from the special education organization we were all working for when we started the group.

Each member takes a turn choosing a title and a restaurant in the area at which to meet. That person also does a little research on the book and leads the discussion.

We had a great discussion on "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. The night included a quiz with flash cards containing facts on Botswana and African wildlife, an African-themed dinner and a viewing of parts of the recent TV version.

"A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry was a recent favorite. The characters were vivid, charming and well-adjusted to their changing circumstances.

We also enjoyed "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" by Geraldine Brooks; "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky; "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls; and "The Seamstress" by Frances de Pontes Peebles.

What book is next? "The Tortilla Curtain" by T. C. Boyle.

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