Nov 242012
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The next meeting of the World of Books Book Group is Tuesday, March 18 at 3 pm and the book selection is Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado. A summary of Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon from CLAMS website:”Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot… No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town–least of all Gabriela herself–will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just lost the cook at his popular café and in desperation hires Gabriela. To his surprise she turns out to be a great beauty as well as a wonderful cook and an enchanting boon to his business. But what would people say if Nacib were to marry her? Lusty, satirical and full of intrigue,Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a vastly entertaining panorama of small town Brazilian life.”

The World of Books Book Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 3 pm, with a focus on the best fiction (and some non-fiction) from international authors writing about foreign settings. Selections also include American authors writing about foreign places. The group welcomes all to attend and discuss literature from around the world.