Monday, June 1, 2015

The Rosie Project " by Graeme Simsion June 28th

Upcoming book club ...

Our next meeting is ............................. Sunday, June 28th 
Our next hostess is   ............................Penny Munsey
Our next Book Club selection......." The Rosie Project " by Graeme Simsion  

The Rosie Project " by Graeme Simsion -  THE ART OF LOVE IS NEVER A SCIENCE MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of great challenges. The Rosie Project is a rare find: a book that restores our optimism in the power of human connection.

Other news ....To be finalized  - See email from Laurie

July and August will be a pass.
Fall of 2015,... will have only two meetings.
September 27th
November / December 6th
This is a brief look at the spring as far as months go.
Spring 2016 ( I have not looked up the dates yet )
If you like this idea and how it will work see Laurie's email and we can discuss at out June meeting!

Other topics discussed ....
checkout Sequel - Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Is to Publish a Second Novel
A few years ago we read To Kill A Mocking Bird By Harper Lee
For more than half a century, “To Kill a Mockingbird” has stood apart as a singular American literary masterpiece, a perennial best seller that has provoked countless classroom discussions about racial and social injustice. It brought instant and overwhelming fame to its enigmatic author, Harper Lee, who soon retreated from the spotlight to her native Monroeville, Ala. She never published another book, leaving her millions of fans yearning for more. Now, at age 88, Ms. Lee has revealed that she wrote another novel after all — a sequel of sorts to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” featuring an aging Atticus Finch and his grown daughter, Scout. Continue reading the main story RELATED IN OPINION Harper LeeOp-Ed Contributor: Don’t Do It, Harper Lee
FEB. 5, 2015 On Tuesday, Ms. Lee’s publisher announced its plans to release that novel, recently rediscovered, which Ms. Lee completed in the mid-1950s, before she wrote “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

The 304-page book, “Go Set a Watchman,” takes place 20 years later in the same fictional town, Maycomb, Ala., and unfolds as Jean Louise Finch, or Scout, the feisty child heroine of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” returns to visit her father. The novel, which is scheduled for release this July, tackles the racial tensions brewing in the South in the 1950s and delves into the complex relationship between father and daughter. Although written first, “Go Set a Watchman” is a continuation of the same story, with overlapping themes and characters. But Ms. Lee abandoned the manuscript after her editor, who was captivated by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, told her to write a new book from the young heroine’s perspective and to set it during her childhood.  More details here .