Hello everyone! I didn't have time to read the book this month, so Heather was kind enough to write up our notes:
time frame spans 1929-1951, with the story taking place in Mexico and
America. It shed light on the McCarthy hearings and what was going on
the imagined communism threat, a shanty town that sprung up around the
white house in Washington dubbed "Hooversville" during the great
depression, the intimate workings of the marriage between Diego Rivero
and the love of his life Frida, and the time Leon Trotsky lived with
them. World War II figures into the tale, as well as the unusual lingo
of the 40's. and America's art treasures of the time. Transcripts,
letters, book reviews and first and second person accounts all
intertwine to fascinate the stubborn reader who vows to wade through all
507 pages. An excellent and interesting read, and the Mexican food was
to die for! "
Laura - guacamole and chips
Heather M. - Chicken Enchilada Casserole, just like mom used to make!
Julie - roasted veggies
Katie S. - Mexican grilled corn and watermelon agua fresca
Debby S. - Angel Food Pineapple Cake (1 angel food cake mix, 1 20oz can crushed pineapple, bake for 30 min. in a lightly greased 9x13 on 350!)
Our next book is The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, A Love Story by Ree Drummond about how a big city girl falls in love (and cooks for) a cowboy in Oklahoma. What is not included in this is how she made her blog into a book into a media empire! But you can see it all here and on her show! If you haven't picked up the book yet, there are three copies still available through the library system...place your hold today (it is a pretty quick read).
Our meeting is Wednesday June 12th at 6:30pm, in our usual location.