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April 26th: Nathaniel's Nutmeg by Giles Milton Nathaniel's Nutmeg is an extraordinary story of nutmeg, the spice trade, the island of Run and a heroic English adventurer. It is beautifully touching....a book that makes the reader, after finishing it, sit in a trance, lost in his passionate desire to pack a suitcase and go, somehow, to the fabulous place - that in the end, is something one could give a sack of nutmeg for.

May 31st :Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor
In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith, his wife and children, and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. This journey will see many lives end, others begin anew.
Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, shirked responsibilities regretted too late, and profound relationships shockingly revealed. In this spellbinding tale of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the farther the ship sails toward the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past that will never let them go.

Bangkok Book Club is composed of a group of people from many countries with a common interest in books. A book is chosen by members to be read and discussed at the monthly meeting, usually held at 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at Books @ 53.
Although members are encouraged to read the selected book, it is not absolutely necessary. Matters raised in the book are usually the springboard for further discussion on a very wide variety of subjects. Since our members come from many countries, many interesting and different view points are shown.
  Future book selections are as follows:  
  June 28th: Visit by the author TEW BUNNAG (Fragile Days, After The Wave,
Naga Days).
  July 26th: Plot Against America by Philip Roth  
  The Alchemist...The Kite Runner...My Sister's Keeper...Middlesex...The Life of Pi....