Sunday, August 22, 2010

Book Club

For our February book club meeting, we chose Moon Light in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles.  I absolutely loved the book.  

The back cover of the book describes this book best:  "Exploring the booming business of email-order brides, an industry where love and marriage collide with sex and money, Moonlight in Odessa  is a darkly humorous debut about the choices and sacrifices we make in pursuit of love and stability, and the lengths we will go to for a happy ending." 

What made this meeting so special is that the author was able to attend our meeting to discuss her book.  Here I am with Janet.

Discussing the book...such insight into Janet's background and what inspired her to write this book.


I love to travel and now have added Odessa to my list of places to see.

Janet's novel was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of their top ten debut novels of Fall 2009. Also, it was Book of the Month in the September issue of National Geographic Traveler.

For more information about Janet and her book, please visit the below website.


2 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Dawn How wonderful that you got to meet Janet , amazing isn't it.

I saw this book in Blackwells, Oxford, remember , we went there. As you recommend it, I will give it ago.

See you soon xox

Rosina at Middle Ageless said...

How interesting, Dawn! I will definitely look for this book. i hope it comes in a Kindle edition :) R x