August 2016: Bel Canto

August 2016: Bel Canto

Book: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett When: Friday, August 26th, 7pm Summary: Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her…

July 2016: The Oddfits

July 2016: The Oddfits

Book: The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao When: Friday, July 29th, 7pm Summary: Eight-year-old Murgatroyd Floyd doesn’t fit in—not as a blue-eyed blonde living in Singapore, not in school, and certainly not with his aloof expatriate parents, who seem determined to make his life even harder. Unbeknownst to him, there’s a reason why he’s always…

June 2016: A Path Appears

June 2016: A Path Appears

Book: A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn When: Friday, June 24th, 7pm Summary: With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore how altruism affects us, what are the markers for success, and how to avoid the pitfalls. In their recounting of astonishing stories…

April 2016: Three Junes

April 2016: Three Junes

Book: Three Junes by Julia Glass Where: Nory’s Home When: Friday, April 29th, 7pm Summary: An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises. In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent…