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A journey of personal growth for a deeply caring man.

Quoyle's journey begins with his decision to return to the community in Newfoundland where his father was born. It's a place where he can find new friendships and committed relationships in a small closely-knit community.

Prouix' characters are interesting and quirky - each has a distinctive "voice" and contribution to Quoyle's personal journey.

 
Dramatic, Insightful, Interesting
Quiet tension

The Cider House Rules by John Irving
 
Interesting, Romantic, Brilliant
Great story and memorable characters

 
Interesting, Dramatic, Adventurous
Read this many years ago . . .

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
 
Brilliant, Epic, Dramatic
Civil War reality

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
 
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
A classic.

 
Adventurous, Fun, Informative
Watch out for "out loud laughing" in public places

 
Inspiring, Insightful, Brilliant
Honest and raw emotions

 
Confusing, Adventurous, Slow
Couldn't get into the story . . .

 
Interesting, Adventurous, Romantic
Quirky characters

Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx
 
Some of the 'stories' are more compelling than others.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
 
Inspiring, Optimistic, Insightful
Great story and themes for book club discussion

The Alienist by CALEB CARR
 
Interesting, Informative, Dramatic
Loved it !

Our book club selected this book by accident, and it turned out to be one of our favorites !! It's got a little of everything -- modern history, developing technology, and murder mystery.

 
Informative, Adventurous, Interesting
Sweet - read this many, many years ago.

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
 
Insightful, Interesting, Beautiful
Humerous, heartwrenching, and thougtful.

 
Insightful, Beautiful, Epic
Read this over 20 years ago.

Kind of a "grapes of wrath" story of a difficult life.

 
Addictive, Fun, Inspiring
A 'feel good' book - save it for December reading.

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
 
Informative, Adventurous, Insightful
Hard to understand . . .

why the family continued following Nathan Price.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
 
Informative, Dramatic, Insightful
Two women from different backgrounds bond together to survive and protect their children.

Bel Canto (P.S.) by Ann Patchett
 
Interesting, Romantic, Slow
Underlying theme of survival dynamics.

Who are the group "leaders" in survival situations? Interesting roles evolved in this story of 4-1/2 months of captivity. Relationships emerged between captors and captives.

The "action" in the beginning of this story was actually (for me) the least interesting part of this book. It started slow for me, but about 1/3 into it, I got hooked into the individual stories and evolving relationships.

 
Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
Incredible perspective of life in Saddam's circle.

What do people do to survive when they're under the control of a mad man? Why didn't they simply walk away? They knew what would happen to the family members they left behind.

 
Beautiful, Informative, Interesting
I didn't love it as much as I thought I would.

The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood
 
Inspiring, Insightful, Adventurous
The book is divided into historically-based sections - like James Michener did in his books. Some sections were more interesting than others. If you're a Michener fan this will be a disappointment.

 
Informative, Dramatic, Interesting
I'm half way through and can't stop thinking about the story . . .

I can't wait to share this with others in my bookclub.

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
 
not my cup of tea.

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