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MINDING BEN'S READING IS JUNE 30th @ Corner Stone Restaurant, 271 Adelphi St, BKLYN

THE BOOK CLUB READING FOR MINDING BEN IS ON THURSDAY, JUNE 30th @ CORNER STONE RESTAURANT, 271 Adelphi Street, CORNER of Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn. 7:00 PM.

RSVP by Wednesday, June 29th. Please post that you will attend in the COMMENT BOX.

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BELOW IS INFORMATION ON THE BOOK, AUTHOR AND LOCATIONS WHERE THE BOOK MAY BE PURCHASED

Minding Ben 

At sixteen, Grace Caton boards her first airplane, leaving behind her small village in Trinidad for another island, this one with tall buildings, graceful parks, and all the books she can read. At least that’s the New York Grace imagines. But nothing goes as planned. Grace stumbles into the colorful world of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Here, she’s surrounded by other Caribbean immigrants also finding their way in America. From her Orthodox Jewish landlord, Jacob, to her wannabe Jamaican friend, Kathy, there’s much to learn about her new city.

 

Most challenging of all is figuring out her new employers, the Bruckners, an upper-middle-class family in Manhattan. The job is strange—Grace’s duties include dressing in a traditional maid’s costume to serve Passover seder. But Grace loves four-year-old Ben, and she’s intrigued by the alternately friendly and scheming nannies who spend their days in Union Square Park, and by their constant gossip about who’s hired, who’s fired, and who, scandalously, married her boss.

 

As the seasons change, Grace discovers that the Bruckners have surprising secrets of their own, and her life becomes increasingly complicated and confusing. But opportunities appear in the most unexpected places, and Grace realizes that she’s living in a city—and a world—where anything is possible.


 The book is available at Amazon (hardcover and e-book for reading devices) see: http://www.amazon.com/Minding-Ben-Victoria-Brown/dp/1401341519/ref=...

 

Also, Book Club members can buy the book at Barnes and Noble stores in Park Slope and downtown, at Community Bookstore on 7th Ave, Greenlight Books in Fort Greene, and BookCourt on Court Street.
The book has its own FaceBook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Brown-Author/182595588440976). And, Book Club members can follow me on Twitter: @byvictoriabrown

 

About the Author  

VICTORIA BROWN was born in Trinidad and at sixteen came alone to New York, where she worked as a full-time nanny for several years. She majored in English at Vassar College before attending the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Eventually, she returned to New York, where she taught English at LaGuardia Community College. She is now completing her MFA at Hunter College. Victoria lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children. 

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