Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian

Not such a happy, feel-good book, huh? But there are pieces that were redemptive, I think.

I'm fascinated in particular by the encounters (not just the romantic ones) between people of different cultures, both abroad and in the U.S. itself.

I will admit it was The Slaughter You Know Next to Nothing About, though I had heard of it and knew the general time frame and situation.

And I'm interested that this author, though male, writes complex and plausible female characters. I've read others of his books and found the same thing.

What were your thoughts?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Coming Up Next: Sandcastle Girls

I'm checking Sandcastle Girls back out from my local library, or I think it should be available in paperback now.

We'll start discussing on May 22.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin POSTPONED TO JULY 31!!


Due to life getting in the way for many participants, we'll revisit Native Tongue later.