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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
I loved this historical fiction novel.

The story of the Grimke Sisters of Charleston, SC is extraordinary. These daughters of wealthy slave owners grew up to be abolitionists and early advocates for women's rights. The story is told from the points of view of both Sarah Grimke and Hettie, the slave she receives for her 11th birthday.

The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Scary, Informative
WWII from a different perspective

I really was not excited about this book. I think I\\\\\\\'m a little burnt out on WWII and the Nazis. However, I did like that this story was told from the perspective of a non-Jewish German citizen. The book exposes what day-to-day life was like during the war. I only gave this book 3 stars because I thought the ending was a little too neatly wrapped up. There were good points for discussion though.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful
Great discussion!

A great story about the life of book store owner and his friends and family. The story shows how intricately entwined lives can be in a small town. I loved the way the writer brought the story full circle. This book led to one of our best discussions ever.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Adventurous, Informative
Great read

This book is about survival, dreams lost, and dreams found. It\'s about how a woman can survive in a man\'s world. After a slow start, it was very interesting. We learned a lot about what women had to go through in the Gold Rush days. We enjoyed learning about whips and stagecoaches.

Whiskey and Charlie by Annabel Smith
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy
Family Relationship

This book made us discuss family relationship and perceptions. Where do you think you fit into your family? How do other family members see you? How do you see yourself? What is the impact of your perception of yourself on how you live your life? This book made for excellent discussion.

 
Slow, Poorly Written, Unconvincing
Disappointing

We just didn\\\'t feel like the book was in depth enough about the mother-daughter relationship. There are very little information about how Carrie\\\'s addiction impacted the family.

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