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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Interesting, Gloomy
Peek behind the curtains...

Strout's writing style gives you an up close and personal - sometimes intimate and uncomfortable - view into the lives of very ordinary people, coping with life's challenges. The short story approach is very effective, but did leave me wanting to know a whole lot more about many of the characters. Olive connects the stories together - playing sometimes a large role or sometimes making just a cameo appearance. Strout's weaving of Olive into the stories in this manner was also very effective. Despite some of the more gloomy, somber themes, I really enjoyed the book as it encouraged a lot of reflection. It was a good book club pick as it elicited a lot of passionate discussion on the main character!

 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting
My Korean Deli - lighthearted insight into a cross cultural union against the unlikely backdrop of purchasing and running a deli in NY

If you are looking for a humorous, easy read on something many us take for granted (our local deli), this is it! Influence of culture on rational decision making is also raised and generates good discussion.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Beautiful, Dramatic

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