Last month we read Peony in Love for our book club and discussed it last night. This wasn't just your normal book club discussion though. One of our members read the book a month before and when she finished it emailed the author. She told her how much she enjoyed the book and and that she was going to suggest it to our book club to read. The author Lisa See said she would love to join the discussion by phone if she was available.
Well she did!
We had her on speaker phone and it was just amazing to talk to her and have her answer our questions. We took turns telling her some of our favorite parts and then she would tell us why she put that part in the book or some background. The book is fascinating in itself, but to have the author give us additional information was the icing on the cake.
If you have a book club and are looking for a good book to read, I definitely recommend Peony in Love--and then ask the author to join you. Thank you to Lisa See for taking time out of your schedule to join us. Last night was the best book club ever!