Sunday Tea Book Club: The Henna Artist

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Book Clubs, English

Age Group:

Adult , Senior
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Program Description


Welcome to the Sunday Tea Book Club! Join us on the third Sunday of each month at 1:30 PM for tea and friendly conversation!


This month's book is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.

"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... 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."--Publisher description excerpt.


Print Copies will be available in the branch a month before the discussion.

Feel free to email or call the library at 707-894-5271 with any questions.


2023 Book Club Schedule: 


January 15 Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

February 19 The Henna Artist 

March 19 The Carrying 

April 16  Afterparties 

May 21 The Personal Librarian  

June 18 Dial A for Aunties

July 16 The House in the Cerulean Sea

August 20 Our Voice of Fire

September 17 Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

October 15 Arsenic and Adobo

November 19 Ten Steps to Nanette

December 17 Piranesi


Advance Registration Encouraged

Advance registration encouraged, but not required, in order to receive an email reminder about the event. Walk-ins welcome!

This program is offered in English.