Benjamin Reader's Book Group
- Date: 09/24/2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- Location: Benjamin Branch Library
1530 Benjamin Parkway
Greensboro, North Carolina 27408
Please join us as we discuss Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee. Contact Marilyn Waddell for more information or to borrow a copy of the book.
"When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers." ~ Amazon Review.