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Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
 
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic
Extra marital affair between two intellectuals.



Too self centered to be enjoyed fully.

 
Boring, Optimistic, Insightful
Social experiment of women sharing diamond necklace.

It provided excellent discussion points. All of us could identify with characteristics of at least one woman. The experiment wasn't really about the necklace but how it changed their lives. At our book club meeting we all brought a necklace and it's story to "show and tell." Great fun.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
Crashing Through

An amazing story that does turn out the way you think it should. As a nurse I thought I would be aware of the adjustments the subject makes but I was so wrong. It make you look at being sighted as even more amazing.

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Inspiring
What guts it took to live at that time, in that place.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
The Glass Castle

Overall sad because of the family's situation but glimmers of hope and fun as the father reworked the scenarios to entertain the family.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
Girl with the Dragon Tatoo

Too many characters early on without building them to help remember why they are important. I liked the business references.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Sarah's Key

I really liked how the story moved along until the last part. That part seemed too contrived to tie up the end.

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
 
Dramatic, Scary, Confusing
Not so hott

 
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Interesting, Informative
The Red Thread

A heartwarming as well as informative story. Light read.

 
Book Club Recommended
Slow, Boring, Insightful
Slow to start but worth it.

A bit long and tedious for awhile but it improves greatly. Characters are very real and complex. Well written and satisfying at the end.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Adventurous
How in the world can a person adapt to this situation?

Great psychological insight into an unfanthomable situation. Even though the situation was the same for years the response to the changes was fascinating.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Educate yourself

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Interesting
Margit

Probably the best book I've read in the past 10 years. It was extremely well written. The story was intersting and inspiring. Regardless of your interest in medicine there was something in the book for everybody. I highly recommend it.

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Defending Jacob

Intriguing story but very believable, especially in this day and age. How it affected the family was realistic.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
The Light Between Oceans

Beautiful description of an ethical dilemma as well as a family love story.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Adventurous
The Elephant Whisperer

Beautiful and informative animal story and life among them.

Justine (Alexandria) by Lawrence Durrell
 
Too ponderous

Too ponderous even though it's written well.

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