Happy New Year! Our first Seniors Book Club meeting in 2015 will be Wednesday, January 14th at 2:00 pm in Forsyth Hall. We will be discussing The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais.
About the book:
Follows the life journey of chef Hassan Haji, who progresses from his family’s modest restaurant in Mumbai to master haute cuisine in an elegant Parisian restaurant. “That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that come along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist.” And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life in this novel. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, it is a succulent treat about family, nationality and the mysteries of good taste.
Visit Richard C. Morais’s website
Interview with the Author
New York Times Review of the book
Discussion questions for the book
What are the Michelin Stars?
The Monday Evening Book Club will meet January 12th at 7:00 pm in Forsyth Hall to discuss Somewhere in France by Canadian author Jennifer Robson.
About the book…
A daring young woman will risk her life to find her destiny in this atmospheric, beautifully drawn historical debut novel—a tale of love, hope, and danger set during the First World War.
Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother’s rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, the spirited young woman seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps—an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front.
Assigned to a field hospital in France, Lilly is reunited with Robert Fraser, her dear brother Edward’s best friend. The handsome Scottish surgeon has always encouraged Lilly’s dreams. She doesn’t care that Robbie grew up in poverty—she yearns for their friendly affection to become something more. Lily is the most beautiful—and forbidden—woman Robbie has ever known. Fearful for her life, he’s determined to keep her safe, even if it means breaking her heart.
In a world divided by class, filled with uncertainty and death, can their hope for love survive. . . or will it become another casualty of this tragic war?
Jennifer Robson’s website
Review of Somewhere in France
The Great War: 100 years ago