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Name : Elizabeth S.
Gender : Female
Occupation : Retired RN

My Reviews

The Painted Drum: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Beautiful, Informative
An excellent book for discussion

I was very neutral about this book until our book club discussion. I learned a lot about this specific native American culture. Lots of symbolism. Talked about themes: love, loss, grief, traditions. Probably one of our best discussions. The book is in three parts and three narrators which can be confusing but I thought it added to it.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
 
Inspiring, Insightful, Optimistic

Of the six present at our meeting, two really didn't care for it, two liked it and two liked it a lot. I personally didn't care for it. I want a real story - not a fable. As a 63 year old retired oncology nurse, I feel like I know many of the life lessons - although reminders are always good. Felt like a self help book. Better suited for younger people. One member felt the main character was actually very selfish in his search. Not a good book club book.

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