Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy New Year! January 2015 - Leela's Book

Hi everyone! Happy New Year for 2015! We will start our reading club with "Leela's Book" by Alice Albinia with a story centered between New Delhi, India and New York City, US.

Here's a Book Summary:

Bold and entertaining, Leela’s Book weaves a tale of contemporary Delhi that crosses religious and social boundaries. 

Leela—alluring, taciturn, haunted—is moving from New York back to Delhi, where her return will unsettle precariously balanced lives. Twenty-five years earlier, her sister was seduced by the egotistical Vyasa. Now an eminent Sanskrit scholar, Vyasa is preparing for his son’s marriage. But when Leela arrives, she disrupts the careful
choreography of the wedding, with its myriad attendees and their conflicting desires. Gleefully presiding over the drama is Ganesh—divine, elephant-headed scribe of the Mahabharata, India’s great epic. The family may think they have arranged the wedding for their own selfish ends, but according to Ganesh it is he who is directing events—in a bid to save Leela, his beloved heroine, from Vyasa.

We will be meeting in the West Portal neighborhood at the Greenhouse Cafe on Sunday January 25th at 2pm!

Happy Reading!

Next Books to Read in 2015:
February: Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
March: When the ground turn in its sleep by Sylvia Sellers-GarcĂ­a
April: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See