Books and Bites

Wednesday,May 29
1 pm


by Jennifer McVeigh

After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites.

As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power. Books are at the Southbury Library.  Please let us know if you will be attending by calling: 203-586-1474.

Please bring you insights and questions to the group.  There will be no facilitator for the next few months.

Bites and Books will run on the last Wednesday of each month. No book club in August.

JUNE 29: Blood of Flowers – Anita Amirrezvani

JULY 31: Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger

September 31: The Japanese Lover – Isabel Allende

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