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Name : Jeannie W.

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An account of the Jews being hidden during WWII in Italy.

Excellent! Very descriptive and "real"! I loved the characters!

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Confusing, Interesting, Unconvincing
Interesting, reflective analysis of children who are abducted and the impact on family.

The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
Boring, Pointless, Unconvincing
Story of 2 women and how their marriages impact their lives

Okay. I don't think it was Sue Miller's best book. The ending was controversial.

Epic, Dramatic, Adventurous
Excellent book! A definite page-turner. I enjoyed the cast of characters. The plot and twists kept my interest to the point I am now reading World Without End!

Excellent! Highly recommend!

Adventurous, Romantic, Fun
Independent teen meets teenage vampire, learns about his world and falls in love.

Twilight was not necessarily a book I would have chosen personally, but I enjoyed it. Definitely different, but story line made me want to read the rest of the series.

Run: A Novel by Ann Patchett
Adventurous, Inspiring, Insightful
Two orphaned black boys adopted by political family in Boston and an unexpected encounter with their birth mother.

Thought-provoking, well-written novel that centers on family and how life events can impact family.

Fun, Adventurous, Romantic
Girl has amnesia and during recovery realizes she doesn't like the person she created.

Quick, easy read. Ideal for summer at the beach!

Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
Story of mute boy and his family that raise and train Sawtelle dogs in Wisconsin.

Wonderfully written book with endearing characters. You will fall in love with the dog's and their personalities. Beautifully descriptive and captivating.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Informative, Interesting, Fun
Series of letters depicting life in the Channel Islands during and post WWII.

Excellent! Loved the method of written letters, a dying art, to illustrate characters in this depiction of life during and after WWII....the agonies endured but yet the humor amidst the hardships of life. Actually made me laugh and cry!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy
Olive Kitteridge

Beautifully written novel about Olive, an abrasive yet compelling character. Funny at times with her quick responses, delightfully poignant, Olive is a complex person.

Poorly Written, Unconvincing, Pointless
Dottie can do better!

Having read many of DBF's novels, I was extremely disappointed in Return to Sullivan's Island!
This was a fluff book.....not in Frank's usually eloquent style. Maybe a beach read, but nothing more. Dottie can do better!

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic
Loving Frank

Insightful novel into the life of Frank Lloyd Wright and his lover, Mamah. Thought-provoking, challenging insights into the genius of FLW and his love for Mamah. Their controversial lives provoke much discussion and questions.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Beautiful
The Book Thief

Beautifully written, The Book Thief takes the reader to the time before and during WWII and lets us see the devastating effects of the war through the eyes of Death. The reader sees war and its effects on the children, their families and loved ones. It was a unique perspective and kept me wanting to turn the page. This was eloquently written and is worth reading again!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Interesting
The Help - Review

Having grown up in the South in the '60's, I could totally relate to this terrific first novel.
Thought-provoking, funny and poignant, The Help was an accurate look at life in the South through the eyes of "The Help".

South of Broad by Pat Conroy
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Dark
South of Broad

Wonderfully written....Conroy's love letter to Charleston. Characters are rich and memorable.
One of his best!

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Let the great world spin

I thought the author did an excellent job portraying the different characters and then, interweaving their story.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Inspiring, Dramatic
The Glass Castle

3 children reared almost by themselves....their struggles for basic survival, parents with their own agendas, constant moving.....and how they managed. Will tug at your heart, especially if you're a parent.

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Fun, Insightful
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Loved the character, Major Pettigrew. Charming figure clinging to tradational ways....only to fall in love!

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Dramatic
Someone Knows My Name

Resilient, resourceful heroine.

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

Insightful guide....interesting characters.

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful

Life in the eyes of a child whose abducted mother gave birth to him, and subsequently reared him, during their years of captivity.

Book Club Recommended
The Beauty Cookbook

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Insightful, Informative
Winter Garden

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