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Rendezvous Readers' Book Chat 10:00-11:00 am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Abiitan's Porter Cafe
428 2nd St. S.
is not Required
Join us to discuss Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are doing their bit for the war effort and trying to stay cheerful, despite the German planes making their nightly raids. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper, she seizes her chance. But after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, renowned advice columnist of Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women, many of whom have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she begins to secretly write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles.
April's book is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (originally scheduled for February Book Chat, which was cancelled due to weather). Have a book suggestion for the Book Chat? Email Marsha Blumenthal.