September Book Club choice: Driving over lemons: an optimist in Andalucia by Chris Stewart

The next Book Club meeting is Thursday 14th September, 12:30-13:30 in the Library Meeting Room.

The book for September’s Book Club meeting is: Driving over lemons, by Chris Stewart.

Here is a description from Good Reads:

“No sooner had Chris Stewart set eyes on El Valero than he handed over a check. Now all he had to do was explain to Ana, his wife, that they were the proud owners of an isolated sheep farm in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain. That was the easy part.

Lush with olive, lemon, and almond groves, the farm lacks a few essentials—running water, electricity, an access road. And then there’s the problem of rapacious Pedro Romero, the previous owner who refuses to leave. A perpetual optimist, whose skill as a sheepshearer provides an ideal entrée into his new community, Stewart also possesses an unflappable spirit that, we soon learn, nothing can diminish. Wholly enchanted by the rugged terrain of the hillside and the people they meet along the way—among them farmers, including the ever-resourceful Domingo, other expatriates and artists—Chris and Ana Stewart build an enviable life, complete with a child and dogs, in a country far from home.”

Until the group is more established, we’re asking you to source your own copy of the books for now. Once we have established membership we’ll sign up to borrow book sets from the public library.

Here is where you can search to find a copy of the book to borrow:

Don’t forget, if you can’t come in person to the meeting, you are welcome to send us your comments online via this blog site, or by e-mail to:

Happy reading!

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