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Book Club To Read Oriental Story

October 18, 2010

The book talk group at the Dearborn Branch has been meeting once a month since 1994. The first book they discussed was The Bridges of Madison County. Participants in the book club enjoy a wide variety of books, including romance, mystery, and general non-fiction; biography, history and poetry. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 4 -5 p.m. Occasionally, the group will get together on a Monday evening and watch the movie version of a book they have read.

November's book is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. The book jacket states that the book is a "brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship". 

Read all about the days of painted fans, embroidered handkerchiefs, arranged marriages, foreign customs, and foot binding. Copies of the book are available at the branch. If you would like to read it and come to the discussion, plan to join the Dearborn Book Talk on November 9th at 4 p.m.

Lynn C.
Dearborn Branch

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