Entree: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. My turn to pick a book for the May book discussion group, so I decided to try short stories by someone very different from me and my background. Remember the movie based on The Namesake? She wrote that one, too.
Side: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I know I must have read this long ago, but decided to read it again after I saw that girls at the high school where I volunteer have it on their required list for an English class. Today it seems like a whole new book that I've never laid eyes on - happiness!
Side: A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. An American businessman in deep financial trouble tries to score a big sales commission on a trip to Saudi Arabia. I love books that show Americans as seen by people of other parts of the world.
Side: Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope. Since I love all things Jane Austen, I had to get this book, a modern-day version of the classic. I'm really enjoying it so far.
Dessert: Moosewood Restaurant: Cooking for Health . The venerable vegetarian restaurant has had to change its ideas on good food. This new cookbook emphasizes eating local foods, while cutting back on gluten and eliminating processed foods. Sounds good to me!