We are starting the Dirty Girl Book Club back up! We will be reading The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. It’s a great read!
We will meet January 4th, 5:45-7:30pm at Compass Point and enjoy both discussion and dinner together in a casual, comfortable environment. We will have the bar open with wine, cocktails and beer available for purchase.
You will need to pre-register by January 28th if you would like dinner which will be vegetable soup, some crunchy bread and a light dessert.
This book is available at your local Bookstore, Library, Amazon, Audible and is also available for free on the audiobook platform Hoopla. You must have a library card to access the Hoopla app.
From Good Reads… The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK
‘This vivid story is so rich and complex…reading about Lakshmi’s journey from escaping an abusive marriage to becoming one of the most sought-after henna artists in Jaipur captivated me from the first chapter to the final page.’ Reese Witherspoon
Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist-and confidante-to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own…
Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow-a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.
Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.