"maos last dancer" - so good, movie is ok - Chinese young man at 11yrs (1978 +/-)old rustled into Madam Maos school of ballet story goes to 2009 - where now he is a fam. man in Australia. Very touching
"Zeitoun" - Family activities before, during and after "Kathrina" hit New O. heroic man/fam.
Next will be "Someone knows my name"
We will need book suggestions for 2012. Any are welcome
My friend's club liked something like "Sister's Keeper"- about a girl taken from her family at birth...
I liked ''THe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'', (2010) but the science may turn some of the members off. I don't think the science is heavy, but the human interest inherent in the whole story is fascinating.
The Help gets raves but I guess most people have already read it or seen the movie.
I'm currently reading "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, about her experiences growing up as a Muslim in Africa and the Middle East. Very enlightening for me as someone with middle-eastern descent born in America and unfamiliar with the traditions and religion in that part of the world. The story is captivating and I find the book difficult to set down. Likely would foster plenty of spirited conversation in a book club.