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1776 by David McCullough
 
Informative, Insightful, Optimistic
Book for those interested in history

May appeal to those with a strong interest in history.

 
Fun, Romantic, Adventurous
good light read

An enjoyable book with good character development. A rather light book so there wasn't much to discuss.

 
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Compelling story with a good "hook" in the prologue

Enjoyable story. History aspect may be overwhelming for some or underwhelming for those with a real interest in art history.

How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
 
Divorce and mid-life crises

Characters are a bit flat and not particularly likeable.

 
An enjoyable collection of essays creating a great view of the author's life at ~10

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Really took me back to my childhood.

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
 
Worthwile reading

Great memoirs of childhood!

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
 
Beautiful, Informative, Optimistic
Three parallel stories with an ecology lesson

Rather a slow start and if you are looking for an "aha" conclusion it's not there. Overall, very enjoyable with the 3 story lines paralleling each other. Appreciated the ecology angles.

 
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Father's decision affects everyone and everything

Interesting moral dilemma's throughout.

Blindness (Harvest Book) by Jose Saramago
 
Insightful, Brilliant, Interesting
Disturbing but I liked it

One of our better discussions. Different writing style and subject matter. Great "what if" scenario.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
 
Romantic, Interesting, Beautiful
New twist on time travel

Great concept with a twist on time travel- genetic and fate is predetermined.

 
Science fiction with some interesting writing devices

Vonnegut used several different devices in writing 'Galapagos'; those alone are good for discussion. A quick read with an interesting premise. Much different from our normal book club selection.

A Stranger in the Kingdom: A Novel by Howard Frank Mosher
 
Insightful, Dark, Inspiring
Small town life?

This should be 4 stars- IT error!
An engaging story with very interesting characters. It was neither as dark or unhappy as I expected it to be. A good story.

 
Dark, Interesting, Confusing
Backstory to the Wizard of Oz

The book's themes and diverse opinions of the book made for an interesting discussion. Either loved it or hated it.

 
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
History with a good story

A well written book that captures the history around the dustbowl and depression.

West with the Night by Beryl Markham
 
Adventurous, Beautiful, Inspiring
Autobiography of a woman in Africa

Interesting stories but not particularly well written. We had a better discussion on the parts of her life NOT in the book (internet research). It was interesting what she left out of her stories!

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
 
Dark, Dramatic, Gloomy
Post-apocolyptic story of survival

Good discussion on writing style and elements not included in the story. Quick read waiting for something to happen!

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