February 2015 Book DiscussionsPosted: January 29, 2015
On February 10* at 10:00 a.m., the Tuesday Morning Book Group will be discussing The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais. After tragedy forces the Haji family to close their restaurant in Mumbai, India, they emigrate to London and later settle in a small village in eastern France. The family opens an Indian restaurant directly across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant, which enrages the owner, Madame Mallory. Surprisingly, she later offers to take young Hassan Haji as an apprentice in her kitchen.
On February 17* at 7:00 p.m., the Tuesday Evening Book Group will be discussing The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Bookseller A.J. Fikry is cranky. He’s lonely, sales are down at his island bookstore, and a rare book goes missing. He doesn’t even enjoy reading new books. An unexpected delivery and an outgoing sale rep give him a new outlook on life. Here is my earlier review.
The Crime Readers are meeting at Home Run Inn Pizza at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19 to discuss The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas, set in Paris. Optional dinner at 6:00 p.m. The Crime Readers are co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Public Library.
Copies of all three titles are available at the Adult/Young Adult Reference Desk. Sign up online, by phone, or in person.
*Note different weeks. Both groups are meeting one week earlier than usual in January and February.