A book club for girls who just want to have fun!
We’ll read light literature, have light-hearted discussions and enjoy an adult beverage or two. We meet at 4:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Café on Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley.
About the Chick-lit genre
Usually thought of as books written by women for women. They are light hearted, witty, and often make wry commentary on popular culture and today’s society.
This is not serious literature, but it is written for intelligent women.
While there may be a romantic interest in the main character’s life, she is not the type who appears on the cover of the novel scantily clad and clinging to the chest of some muscle-bound warrior.
Popular titles in this genre are: Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding, Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews, and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.
CHICK LITS WILL BE DARK IN JULY AND AUGUST
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m. (note new time)
Mimi's Fountain Valley
18461 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II.
In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family—like thousands of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.
Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona.