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Name : Elizabeth C.

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Difficult, Dramatic
One Woman's Opinion

I can't remember when an author used so few words to make me think about so much. Steinbeck was a master at his craft. Of Mice and Men makes you look at our desire to belong. Everyone's desire to reach out and touch something and be needed and belong to something that is their. And poor, poor, simple Lennie he just acted on that desire to "touch" and hold on to things more than people could "live" with.

Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Insightful, Inspiring
Live Like a Mockingbird should live

As an adult we forget sometimes what was like before we understood the conformity of society. We made our own little world in our backyard and playgrounds. Harper Lee takes us on the journey as two siblings "learn" to be more than children beyond their playground. They learn maybe more than their years should have taught them by wise and sometimes interest characters in their town. I think every reader remembers and relearns a little bit of that coming of age while reading this story. If only the entire world could read this book and become tolerant of each other.

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Dramatic
Genius is always difficult to live with

Mamah was looking for "something." And there was Frank Lloyd Wright. They were very much alike and yet different in their intelligence. You slowly feel little by little the uncertainty that Mamah attempted to learn to live with. Mamah, who was considered loose I'm sure by her contemporaries, needed structure to feel comfortable; for who can raise a child without structure. Some might be tempted to put this book down before it ends, but trust me the last 100 pages are page turners. You feel that climax in the story coming like a speeding train. Can you handle it?

Dark, Interesting, Confusing
Wickly Lost in Oz

This book had so much potential.
But I felt like the author was a mad mystery writer with red herring disease. We went down one road after another that really didn't lead anywhere... it could have but didn't.

Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Beautiful
Life is what you make of it

There is a lot of tragedy in a Geisha's life. But Golden has show us all that we have the power to control our response to what life throws at us. We can let life turn us bitter. We can try to run away from it. Or we can accept our fate and make the most of the life we are given.

You can read this book as a great epic story of a young girl learning to become a woman. Or you can read this book as a lesson plan in how we all can live our lives and help one another to be successful and achieve our goals.

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