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Book Club reminder: Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

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Date: Monday, 14 January 2018
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 11 January 2019 (registration form below)
Member Cost: Free!
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

Our next book will be… Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, by Jorge Amado.
Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot… No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town – least of all Gabriela herself – will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just lost the cook at his popular café and in desperation hires Gabriela. To his surprise she turns out to be a great beauty as well as a wonderful cook and an enchanting boon to his business. But what would people say if Nacib were to marry her? Lusty, satirical and full of intrigue, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon is a vastly entertaining panorama of small town Brazilian life.
We hope you will get the book and join us!

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