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Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Fun
A Morbid Taste for Bones

This in the first of the Brother Cadfael series - a short mystery set in a medieval Welsh village. It is considered a classic in the genre.

Starcarbon by Ellen Gilchrist
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Graphic
Starcarbon

 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
A Moveable Feast

Great timing to read this memoir of Hemingway's beginnings as a writer in Paris in the 20s. Our reading was enhanced by seeing Woody Allen's movie, Midnight in Paris, and several club members also read The Paris Wife, a fictionalized account of the same time period from the perspective of Hemingway's first wife, Hadley. Beautifully written (Hemingway truly was a great writer!). Transports the reader to another time and place - one that is now gone. Highly recommend! Group discussion was exciting and multifaceted!

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Beautiful
The Distant Hours

I think our whole group enjoyed this one! "It was a dark and stormy night" is a good way to begin describing this novel. Comparison to Jane Eyre and Rebecca come to mind as well. It is a multilayered, inter-generational tale, ultimately about family but full of all that good stuff like maddness, an old castle, mysteries, revelations, murder, love, thunderstorms and more! Beautifully written. Long, but well worth the time!

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
Historical fiction - the best of two worlds!

Learned so much, yet fictionalized private interactions allow us to image what happened behind the facts.

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Insightful, Interesting
More than it appears

This book appears to be a pleasant, easy read, but there are many deeper themes including aging, mental illness, disappointment, reinvention, the trappings of intellectualism, etc. The more we discussed it, the more we uncovered. Beautiful writing.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Fun, Insightful

 
Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Informative, Interesting
Gladys was the star of the book.

Although Gladys Deacon Spencer Churchill was the framework, but not the main character, of this novel, our book club members were most interested in her and glad we now know much more about her. This was a fun book to read and the character development was very good.

 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dramatic, Insightful
Little Fires Everywhere

A beautiful piece of story-telling. The characters are fully drawn and the subjects addressed are thought-provoking. Highly recommend!

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