Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Book Club Selection

We would like to thank those who came out on Saturday to our book club meeting and those who participated in the facebook discussion!! 

Ok, It's the beginning of the month (sorta) and our host for June has selected: "The Upper Room" by Mary Monroe.

Synopsis by Publisher's Weekly
Originally published in 1985, Mary Monroe's engaging debut novel, The Upper Room, features Ruby Montgomery, an obese, indomitable character who steals her best friend's baby daughter and flees to rural Florida, where she establishes herself as an almost mythical figure. The dialogue and setting are reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston, but the story has a bizarre, violent edge … la Stephen King. Fantastic and exaggerated, the novel may seem dated in its descriptions of race and sex, but it is a candid portrayal of the cold-blooded yet fascinating Mama Ruby.

Let's get reading and join in our book club discussion at the end of the month.
Happy Reading!

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