May 11 Book Club

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

With a title like that, how can you resist reading it?

Hosting is Sharon Grimshaw, 983 Bayou Lane, Crystal Beach.   Please let her know you are coming by RSVPing below.

From Random House:  In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Alan Bradley introduces the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”

We will have munchies and wine, or wine and munchies if you prefer, and even if you haven’t read the book, you are welcome to come.

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