We all love meeting in Julie’s home – it’s an I Spy sort of evening. I’ve sat there many a time as something catches my eye that I must go investigate! Her cottage is adorable — as is Julie! Thank you Julie for hosting – it was a great evening of conversation, sharing and discussion. It’s actually a meeting just as this that makes me realize how very important book club is to me. We gathered, we discussed a book that most of us liked (except a few who found it a bit predictable and contrived) and splintered off into other subjects personal to us. And THAT my friends and readers…. is WHAT book club is ALL ABOUT! It’s gathering. We made the effort to attend, read the book and VOILA! Gave birth to newfound discovery of who we are and learned more of each other. DARE to BARE your soul at book club. That sounds pretty darn good to me. Thanks to everyone who shared and bared that night. It’s endearing to each of us – I think. :::smiling:::::
The question was asked if we personally knew anyone who has adopted a Chinese baby – which most of us know Steph’s adorable Charlie – and his little friend Penelope – both precious children who are fiercely loved in the US adopted from China. Knowing just a bit of their backgrounds and the little history they know – cements for us the love Li-yan of her baby girl in The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: A Novel Hardcover – March 21, 2017. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.
For author bio on Lisa See click HERE
Lisa See is also the author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – which is a favorite of many. She was born in Paris but grew up in LA. The author of many novels.
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Thank you Sylvia & Julie for buying tea cakes for the group. Sylvia’s was quite large and Julie’s were dainty little mounds wrapped in pairs. Syliva — hope you’re over the flu! You were missed!
Our book for next month is The Suitcases and will be at Amy’s house.
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