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April 3, 2024 - Book Discussion: "Honor: A Novel" by Thrity Umrigar

April 3, 2024 - Book Discussion: "Honor: A Novel" by Thrity Umrigar

On Wednesday April 3, 2024 at 3:00 pm Eastern time, Melanie Payne will lead our discussion of Honor: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar.

The book discussion will be on Zoom and participants are invited to meet in person at Margot Tutun’s home (2120 Aberdeen Lane, #103, Naples 34109).

From Amazon:  Honor is an utterly engrossing novel about two very different women whose lives converge after an unspeakable act of violence in India. With insight and compassion, Thrity Umrigar writes masterfully about the complexities of hatred and love, estrangement and belonging, oppression and privilege, about holding on and letting go. A powerful, important, unforgettable book.   
    --Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild

Honor is a novel of profound depths--cultural, personal, romantic, spiritual. It's also a story of tremendous grace, both in the understanding it shows its characters and in the ways they navigate a brutal but stunning life.
    --Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Great Believers

In the way A Thousand Splendid Suns told of Afghanistan's women, Thrity Umrigar tells a story of India with the intimacy of one who knows the many facets of a land both modern and ancient, awash in contradictions, permeated by a smoldering mix of ageless traditions and new ideas, beauty and brutality, hope and despair, certainty and mystery. A place where love can sometimes involve the peril of defying convention . . . and ultimately risking everything for what matters most.
    --Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

With Honor, Thrity Umrigar continues her habit of laying bare the folly of our perceived differences. This is an intense and spellbinding novel, ricocheting between fear and hope, betrayal and redemption. It is the story of the human heart in all its complexities, and love worth fighting for.
   --Connie Schultz, bestselling author of The Daughters of Erietown

Please Note:  All book club meetings will take place in person and also by Zoom; they will begin at 3 p.m.   PLEASE REGISTER to attend in person or via Zoom by emailing Margot Tutun at gramto38@gmail.com

  • The in-person meeting will take place at Margot's home - you must email Margot in advance to attend.   Where:  2120 Aberdeen Ln #103, Naples, 34109 (Stonebridge Country Club)
     
  • To attend via Zoom, from in Zoom, enter Meeting ID:   895 461 0132; Passcode: 597100

 

Our Book List (with most recent first)

April 3, 2024: Honor: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar

Forty Autumns: A Family's Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Maid: A Novel by Nita Prose

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

The Whalebone Theatre: A Novel by Joanna Quinn

The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani

Love Marriage: A Novel by Monica Ali

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Small Things Like These and Foster by Claire Keegan

Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks

The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray

Matrix: A Novel by Lauren Groff

American Princess:  A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton

The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel by Akwaeke Emezi

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel by Isabel Allende

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett

Circe by Madeline Miller

American Dirt: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Repentance by Alan Lam

The Secrets Between Us: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar

Daughter of Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert

The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

Red Notice by Bill Browder

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell

An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Gann

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

News of the World: A Novel by Paulette Jiles

Katharine Lee Bates: From Sea to Shining Sea by Melinda Ponder

Bellevue:  Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchett

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kuschner

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Americanah by Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie

Euphoria by Lily King

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Voice of the River by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

An Unseemly Wife by E. B. Moore

Troublesome Young Men by Lynn Olson

Defending Jacob by William Landay

The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman (Wellesley '94)

Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Golden Hour by Margaret Wurtle

Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Saturday by Ian McEwan

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Killing Mr. Watson by Peter Matthiesen

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Run by Ann Patchett

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

The Killer Angels:  A Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara