4/13/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Executive Committee Meeting
4/13/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting / Program Committee Meeting
4/13/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
General Program / Hostess: Library
Kayce Stevens Hughlett, MA, is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach, a spiritual director, and a licensed mental health counselor, as well as a public speaker and a published author with work in various print collections and online publications. She will share from her 2012 book, As I Lay Pondering: Daily Invitations to Live a Transformed Life.
5/13/2015 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Spring Tea at Everett Golf & Country Club
11:30 Reception - 12:00 Noon Luncheon
Seattle author Stephanie Kallos spent 20 years in theatre as an actress and voice coach before turning her full-time attention to writing. Her first novel, Broken for You, won the Washington State Book Award and was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as a Today Show Book Club selection. Her second novel, Sing Them Home, was selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2009. Her third novel, Language Arts, has a Spring 2015 release. Books will be for sale after the meeting.
New York Times: Click here to visit the New York Times best seller list. Browse best seller lists, book reviews, and news for authors and readers.
Everett Public Library: Click here to visit the website of the Everett Public Library.
Everett Library Book Club Sets: Click here to visit the website of the Everett Library's Book Club Sets.
Sno-Isle Libraries Book Club Sets: Click here to visit the website of the Sno-Isle Public Library system.
Goodreads : Click here to visit the Goodreads online book review community.
2014 Washington State Book Award: Check here to find the list of finalists.
MARCH MEETING NOTES
Mary Trimble is a local resident of Camano Island who has written four books and numerous articles. Her first three books are contemporary western books, but her current book, TUBOB: Two Years in West Africa with the Peace Corp is about her experience with her husband in The Gambia in the 1980s. This memoir grew out of her the letters she wrote during her time there.
She began her presentation with reading the first few pages of her book, which describes a coup in The Gambia and they are sequestered in the Ambassador’s home. She described the gunfire and sharing the space with other aid workers (118 people) for several days.
The couple had been married a year and had decided to join the Peace Corp. They were assigned to the small West African country, The Gambia, which is surrounded by Senegal and their western border is the Atlantic Ocean. In the 1980s, the total population was 600k people, 97% Muslim. Mary described the people as peaceful and loving.
Mary’s husband was a mechanical advisor and she was a health care worker. She spoke about the incredible heat (no AC in villages) and the hardships for the people. Being Muslim, the men could have more than one wife; life was very hard for women, working in the fields, peanuts their staple product. They worked with hand tools.
The word “Tubob” means stranger in Mindinka, the local language. Mindinka is the language and The Gambia the place that Alex Haley wrote about in Roots. A common saying, equivalent to our “whatever,” was their “Isn’t it!”
Mary donated two books for a drawing and Jackie Minor and Ann Tuohy were the lucky winners. Many thanks to Heritage for their St. Patrick Day decorations and the great goodies!
Story and photo of Mary below by India Civey.