New book for November

Dear Loyal Blog Readers,
November is super exciting since we have the very first Poppy Loves book club gathering. This month’s book is The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault. Through my lovely brother MM, Poppy sent over some copies of this book that we are sharing among us before meeting on November 26th.
The Peculiar Life of a Lonely postman by Denis Theriault
BOOK DESCRIPTION‘A beautifully tragic and thought-provoking tale, The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman is a moving book by a talented new voice.

Secretly steaming open envelopes and reading the letters inside, Bilodo has found an escape from his lonely and routine life as a postman. When one day he comes across a mysterious letter containing only a single haiku, he finds himself avidly caught up in the relationship between a long-distance couple, who write to each other using only beautiful poetry. He feasts on their words, vicariously living a life for which he longs. But it will only be a matter of time before his world comes crashing down around him…’

Denis Thériault weaves a passionate and elegant tale, comic and tragic with a love story at its heart. Philosophical, rich in description and detail, it cannot fail to move.

Poppy Loves Book Club in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Poppy Loves Book Club sees women all around the world reading the same book at the same time.. and then coming together online to discuss it, no matter where they are.The idea you have created: women all around the world reading the same book at the same time is wonderful and empowering…” -Lee Rourke, author of Vulgar Things.

“Poppy’s Book Club is a delight. A group of passionate and avid readers who love to talk about books. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening.” -Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Queen’s Gambit.

The above is all taken from Poppy Love’s newsletter- you can sign up here to receive it in your inbox.
Visit the Poppy Loves book club here
If any of you lovely girls want to run another Poppy Loves book club in Kurdistan please drop me or Poppy an email, I can pass on Poppy’s Books to you once we are done reading each one. Then, you, and a group can join the hundreds of others around the world all reading the same book at the same time.
Until next time…
Lots of love from
My Nest in Kurdistan
Sazan,

 

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