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Thu, 03/28/2019 - 6:00pm
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Evolve Chocolate + Cafe
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Indulge your palate and your mind with a sensorial Five-course, Dinner Book Club at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe every fourth Thursday at 6:30-8:00pm! This Book Club includes food and cocktail pairings, and introduces a new bartender each month from a local bar or restaurant! Seating is limited so make your reservation today for this book club that hits ALL the senses. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the Cafe, (360) 220-1898. Books can be purchased with a %15 discount at Village Books! 

Thursday, March 28, 6:00pm

Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel by Jamie Ford

Whimsical Carnie Food and Drink!

For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World’s Fair feels like a gift. But only once he’s there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off—a healthy boy “to a good home.”

The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam’s precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever known—and against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home he’s always desired.

But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition, and first love.

Fifty years later, in the shadow of Seattle’s second World’s Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters.

Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolation Prizes is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion—in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale.

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804176774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - June 19th, 2018

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