Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors.
Read The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng. This remarkable debut saga of intrigue and akido flashes back to a darkly opulent WWII-era Malaya. Phillip Hutton, 72, lives in serene Penang comfort, occasionally training students as an akido master “teacher of teachers.” A visit from Michiko Murakami sends him spiraling back into his past, where he grows up the alienated half-British, half-Chinese son of a wealthy Penang trader in the years before WWII.
Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.