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Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Fun, Beautiful
Firefly Lane

An easy summer read. I was disappointed though that the author lifted the injury sequence from "In an Instance"

These is My Words by Nancy Turner
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Dramatic, Inspiring
These is my Words

A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic
Learing how to be a friend

The book held my interest, it treated spousal abuse in an informative way and the emotions Ivy portrayed explained why so many victims have trouble confronting their situation. The side plot of the TV show was fun and also insiteful.

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy
A grown ups story

Seldom have I read a book which represents the feelings of getting older in modern society with such clarity. The characters are multidimensional and unforgettable. I could only read one story at a time beause of the emotions the stories. I was truly sorry to see the narritive end/

Wench: A Novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Informative
A realistic look at a sensational subject

The Lifeboat: A Novel by Charlotte Rogan
 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Poorly Written, Insightful
Survival at all costs?

It is hard not to put oneself in the lifeboat with the victims of the shipwreck The story brings up many questions about what one would do to survive and how it would affect the rest of your life. This is a quick read and leads itself wonderfully to a book club discussion.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Insightful, Interesting
A quick read

A heartwarming story with insightful undertones,

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Adventurous, Interesting
An Armchair Adventure

The first part of the book is slow but interesting, great historical details. As the book moves to the actual journey it is a page turner. The people are so well described the reader feels much empathy for their situation and admiration for their courage. I had tears in my eyes when I finished it - first time for a book on history.

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