West University Book Club-Selection for September 7

One Amazing ThingTitle to be discussed: One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.  Wednesday September 7, at 11 a.m.  Summary: When an earthquake hits, nine men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds are trapped in an Indian consulate. Cameron, an African American Vietnam vet, takes charge, striving to keep them safe. College student Uma, who brought along The Canterbury Tales to read while waiting for clerk Malathi and her boss Mangalam to process her papers, suggests that they each tell an “important story” from their lives. Their tales of heartbreak and revelation are nuanced and riveting as Divakaruni takes fresh measure of the transcendent power of stories and the pilgrimage tradition. From Booklist