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The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Epic, Brilliant
The Good Earth

A well written and captivating story. You are immediately hooked on Wang Lu and what is happening to him. It leaves you uncertain as to whether or not he is a good man. You will have to finish it!

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

By far one of my favorites. Well written, captivating and emotional. This book kept our club talking and talking and talking. There are so many layers it is impossible to peel them all away.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
Shanghai Girls

I truly enjoyed this book. It had amazing and intricate plots and underplots. Once you start, you will not be able to put it down.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Adventurous
The Forgotten Garden

The author writes beautifully. It is a little difficult to follow the characters and time at first, but as the author develops the voices of the characters, you know. The twist at the end keeps you reading and reading.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Pointless, Confusing
Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

This book kept me reading...wanted to find out more. But when I put the book down, I was left feeling a bit let down. It was definitely an easy read...and would be good for a short month.

 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Dramatic, Informative
Unbroken

Amazingly written and developed. What would appear to be a very "male" story...held me captivated. The story applied to many areas of life and was unbelieveably moving. A fantastic read that will stay with me!

The Swan Thieves: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova
 
Interesting, Beautiful, Slow
The Swan Theives

At about page 300 I realized that I knew just as much as I did in the first 10 pages. I also didn't really care about the characters very much. There was no "buy in" to the idea that a man would risk his ehtical practice for someone so...unworthy of help. The voices of the characters were all the same. Drastically disappointing.

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