Friday, January 28, 2011
The Persian Pickle Club is the story of a group of women in a small town in Kansas who are united by quilting. Truth be told, the group is a clique, with some outsiders jealously wishing that they could join. The Persian Pickles range in age through generations, but are bound together through their shared history and a love of stitching. The youngest member, Queenie, misses her friend who moved away and is thrilled to meet Rita, who she hopes will fill the position of "best friend" which is currently vacant. Rita is a city girl who is not so sure that quilting is her thing, and is looking for work as a newspaper reporter.
TPPC is just a nice, quick, entertaining read. I probably would never have picked it, but I enjoyed reading it. And I learned something about quilters too. Those ladies are wild. What happens at quilting, stays at quilting.
Next up: Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Still Listening to: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai