Come join us for our March Book Club meeting on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library and every 4th Saturday of the month. Our Book of the Month is Ripper by Isabel Allende.
You may also register for the free Conversations with Las Comadres Teleconference which is on Monday, March 31st at 8pm Eastern time at http://lascomadres.com/latinolit/0314-book-of-the-month-ripper-isabel-allende/. Isabel will read from her book on the teleconference and will be interviewed by Nora. Plus, we will have early bird registration drawing for a chance to win a FREE copy of the book. So do not forget to register soon.
RIPPER by Isabel Allende
The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Yet, while their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free spirited bohemian. Long divorced from Amanda’s father, she’s reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want her—Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Francisco’s elite families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former Navy SEAL.
While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature, like her father, the SFPD’s Deputy Chief of Homicide. Brilliant and introverted, the MIT-bound high school senior is a natural-born sleuth addicted to crime novels and Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.
When a string of strange murders occurs across the city, Amanda plunges into her own investigation, discovering, before the police do, that the deaths may be connected. But the case becomes all too personal when Indiana suddenly vanishes. Could her mother’s disappearance be linked to the serial killer? Now, with her mother’s life on the line, the young detective must solve the most complex mystery she’s ever faced before it’s too late.
When & Where
Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club
We created the LAS COMADRES & FRIENDS NATIONAL LATINO BOOK CLUB & TELECONFERENCE SERIES in an effort to entice comadres, compadres and friends to read more Latino authors to learn about our roots, and different perspectives on our cultures and heritage. The book club and teleconferences are open to all, not just Latinos. We are creating a space for everyone to explore the Latino writer’s mind and soul as portrayed through the written word.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has joined us in a partnership to promote reading of Latino authors by creating the first national level book club: Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club. Membership is FREE and we invite all to join us to discuss these books by Latino authors.
For Book Club dates, times, locations: http://www.lascomadres.org/lco/lco-eng/events/bookclub.html
Or to subscribe to book club: http://www.lascomadres.org/lco/lco-eng/subscribe/join_bookclub.html
Edith Milagros Reyes
Las Comadres National Latino Book Club & Teleconference Series