Nissa’s Mango Book Club



Nissa’s Mango Book Club

Mango season is the best time to read books!

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

LOCATION: Virtual (Nissa’s Instagram & Crespo Organic’s) @Picoypero & @CrespoOrganic – plus Zoom

Oprah did it. Reece did it and now Crespo Organic is jumping into the world of book clubs, but with a mango twist! Book lovers can dive into a literary adventure while savoring the sweetness of mangoes and Summer Mango Mania- destress with us, read with us, celebrate all things mango alongside us!

Mango season is a bustling time for all of us involved in production and distribution. It's a period filled with chaos and hustle within a short timeframe. Nissa & Yahmina have always engaged in the calming power of books, finding solace and respite from the grind in reading. We thought it a great idea to share in the #MangoJoy with other fellow readers who are also mango lovers!

Each mango season, we carefully select a book that resonates with our mango-loving souls. Whether it's set in lush orchards, production zones, or features characters with a passion for mangoes, our choices are designed to spark mango curiosity.

At the onset of Summer Mango Mania, Nissa will introduce the book and then throughout the season, we will all leisurely read, with weekly check-ins from our Crespo Culinary staff for our fellow readers to chime in their thoughts along the journey. We will offer mango-centric recipes perfect for eating while reading books .

The experience comes to a close with a laid-back ZOOM book club meeting, where participants can come together to discuss and connect- optimizing collective #MangoJoy. To add flavor to the discussion, the Crespo Organic Kitchen will provide a special mocktail and nibble recipe inspired by the book. Get ready for a casual and organic book club experience that pairs perfectly with the summer mango vibes.

The Sweet Details & Dates

Wednesday June 26th- Mango Book Club Introduction
Wednesday July 31st – Mango Book Club Zoom! | Meeting ID: 901 448 2782 | Passcode: MangoMania

Book of the Season – Honor by Thrity Umrigar

In this riveting and immersive novel, bestselling author Thrity Umrigar tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide.

Indian American journalist Smita has returned to India to cover a story, but reluctantly: long ago she and her family left the country with no intention of ever coming back. As she follows the case of Meena—a Hindu woman attacked by members of her own village and her own family for marrying a Muslim man—Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart, and a story that threatens to unearth the painful secrets of Smita’s own past. While Meena’s fate hangs in the balance, Smita tries in every way she can to right the scales. She also finds herself increasingly drawn to Mohan, an Indian man she meets while on assignment. But the dual love stories of Honor are as different as the cultures of Meena and Smita themselves: Smita realizes she has the freedom to enter into a casual affair, knowing she can decide later how much it means to her.

In this tender and evocative novel about love, hope, familial devotion, betrayal, and sacrifice, Thrity Umrigar shows us two courageous women trying to navigate how to be true to their homelands and themselves at the same time.