The Wandering Book Club
Our next book and meeting information will be posted soon!
Mahoning Valley Book Club
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Stonebridge Grill & Tavern
1497 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Next to Handel's on Rt. 224 on the Canfield/Boardman border
Restaurant phone: (330) 629-8040
Monday, February 12: A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.
Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark.
Mark your calendar!
Monday, March 12: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Monday, April 9: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley