Our Meetings in 2018

January, 2018: no meeting

February 17, 2018: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

March, 2018: no meeting

April 27, 2018 at 6 pm : The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

May 19, 2018 at 6 pm: A Flash of Green by John D. MacDonald, the author of the Travis McGee series of environmental corruption novels (This one is not a Travis McGee novel).

June 23, 2018: Native Son by Richard Wright.

July 21, 2018 : Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay.

August 25, 2018: Five Carat Soul by James McBride.

NPR review:


September 15, 2018: Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho.

October 20, 2018: The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer.

November 17, 2018 at 6 pm: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

Reader’s Guide from the Penguin Random House


“Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. His father was a diplomat in the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother taught Farsi and history at a high school in Kabul. In 1976, the Foreign Ministry relocated the Hosseini family to Paris. They were ready to return to Kabul in 1980, but by then their homeland had witnessed a bloody communist coup and the invasion of the Soviet Army. The Hosseinis sought and were granted political asylum in the United States, and in September 1980 moved to San Jose, California. Hosseini earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1988 from the Santa Clara University and a medical degree from the University of California, School of Medicine in 1993. In March 2001, while practicing medicine, Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner, which was published in 2003. That debut went on to launch one of the biggest literary careers of our time. Today, Khaled Hosseini is one of the most recognized and bestselling authors in the world. His books, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed, have been published in over seventy countries and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.”

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