Saturday, April 11, 2009

Our Next Book Club Pick

If you missed out on joining us with our last book club novel, here's your chance. The next Girls Just Reading Book Club pick is Meg Gardiner's China Lake.

Summary: Santa Barbara attorney Evan Delaney is gutsy and tough, but she has a tender side, too. She dotes on her nephew, Luke, who’s staying with her while his fighter-pilot father, Brian, is deployed overseas. (Brian, who’s stationed at the Mojave Desert naval weapons-testing center, China Lake, has been divorced from Luke’s mother, Tabitha, for years.) Evan’s peaceful cohabitation with Luke is thrown into chaos when Tabitha returns to town under the spell of the Remnant, a fundamentalist sect arming itself for the apocalypse with artillery and biological weapons. Tabitha wants Luke back—no questions asked. Brian comes home, and when the sect’s eerie leader is found dead in Brian’s backyard, the career military man is thrown in jail with little hope of release. Evan and her boyfriend, Jesse, come to Brian’s defense, prompting a flood of memories for Evan, who grew up in China Lake.
Lawyer and professor turned novelist, Meg Gardiner moved from California to London and that's where she was first published. Her books are finally available in the US and I can't wait to find out what my friends think! (That includes you!) We plan on being done with the book by late June.


Julie April 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

I'm looking forward to reading this. You've been raving about her since we read about her in EW via Stephen King's column.

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