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Book Club Recommended
Informative, Difficult, Interesting
Ragtime

One of the comments made at our meeting was that the reader had learned more reading this book than she had reading any one book for a long time. I found the allegorical style to be compelling. Not having any clear answers or the typical battle of white and black hats was refreshing. You could talk about the characters without resorting to saying he was bad or good, they were multidimensional. The mixture of fictional characters acting with the historical characters helped to bring the historical characters to life and suggested their motivations.

 
Book Club Recommended
Pointless, Slow, Confusing
Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Everyone in our group really enjoyed this book for the magical realism, the characters and the way it explored history.

Unbecoming: A Novel by Rebecca Scherm
 
Book Club Recommended
Dark, Dramatic, Addictive
Unbecoming

Scherm\\\\\\\'s portrayal of two social misfits and their attempts to enter the world of what they saw as the privileged classes results in imprisonment and betrayal. The dark mood of this story is relentless. The characters are well drawn and the moral questions are complex.

Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin
 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Slow

Brooklyn is beautifully written and gives a vivid picture of Irish life in America in the 1950's. It is a character study of one young woman of very biddable, flexible moral character.

Outline: A Novel by Rachel Cusk
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Brilliant
Great book for discussion!

This book, although a quick read and deceptively non-eventful, caused more discussion in our book group than any book before. We loved discussing the choices made by the author and meaning of the various characters and interactions!

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