Le National Winebar, Route de Sion 1, 3960 Sierre
GPS: 46.2915865, 7.5280689
Due to the Covid situation we are meeting up on Zoom for the moment.
Anyone interested to join, please contact Sonja and she will send you the details on the day.
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly book discussion in English.
Books can be read in any language but the group discussion will be in English.
We hope that you can join us!
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Sonja at email@example.com or Mobile: 078 900 86 91
We will be discussing the following books on the following dates:
BOOK TITLE AUTHOR To be discussed
Here is the blurb for the next book we will be discussing: The Night Tiger
When 11-year-old Ren’s master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy: that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body. Ren has 49 days, or else his master’s soul will roam the earth, unable to rest in peace.
Ji Lin always wanted to be a doctor, but as a girl in 1930s Malaysia, apprentice dressmaker is a more suitable occupation. Secretly, though, Ji Lin also moonlights as a dancehall girl to help pay off her beloved mother’s Mahjong debts. One night, Ji Lin’s dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir: a severed finger. Convinced the finger is bad luck, Ji Lin enlists the help of her erstwhile stepbrother to return it to its rightful owner.
As the 49 days tick down, and a prowling tiger wreaks havoc on the town, Ji Lin and Ren’s lives intertwine in ways they could never have imagined. Propulsive and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores colonialism and independence, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and first love. Braided through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page-turner of the highest order.