Please note, we have postponed the September book club discussion by one week. We will meet on Tuesday, September 20, at the usual time, 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). This discussion will take place via Zoom. You can join the meeting with your phone or your computer. We will be discussing two books.
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Hanff tells how her love of old books sparked a twenty-year transatlantic correspondence between herself and Frank Doel of Marks and Company, Booksellers, London, England. Their correspondence began in 1949 when Hanff read an ad indicating Marks and Company specialized in out-of-print books. The friendship lasted twenty years even though Hanff and Doel never met in person.
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay
In 1962, Joan Bergstrom, a twenty-seven-year-old just starting out as a food writer in Los Angeles, sends a fan letter and a gift of saffron to fifty-nine-year-old Imogen Fortier, a columnist from the Pacific Northwest. Their correspondence turns into a life-changing friendship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
For more information about our book club, including access to the zoom link, contact Paula Stuart. email@example.com, 801-715-6757
Image Description: A stack of letters yellowing with age. Hand addressed, stamped, and wrapped in twine.