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Name : Helen D.

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Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Informative
Once We Were Brothers

Book Club members liked the book, found it different from other holocaust accounts, and very real.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Inspiring
Catherine the Great

An amazing life coupled with an excellent snapshot of the times. The book is well-written and easy to read.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Inspiring, Beautiful
Me Before You

Largest turnout ever for our club. One said, \"Best book I ever read\\\" Everyone loved it. How many authors can make you both laugh and cry? It\\\'s a wonderful read and much to discuss.

Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
Eisenhower in War and Peace

An amazing life. We wereall glad to have read it though some of us were put off initially by the size of the book. There was so much to talk about that we exceeded our usual time.

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Adventurous, Informative
The Heart and the Fist

The kind of book you might never read without the motivation of a book club--a book you will never forget and always be grateful you read.

Informative, Boring, Slow
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Amazingly researched and written, very interesting but not an entertaining read. Didn't produce much of a discussion. Was passed on by several members but considered worthwhile by those who read it.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Slow
Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Most found it interesting; many were really glad about reading it, but a few couldn\'t relate to it. It did produce a good discussion and an interest in rereading RLS\\\'s books.

The Son by Philipp Meyer
Book Club Recommended
Epic, Graphic, Informative
The Son

Not easy reading because of the way it's organized but well worth the time spent to read it.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Insightful, Informative
Galileo\\\'s Daughter

Most members found the book to be thought-provoking and very interesting. It\'s beautifully written and a new way to think of one of history\\\'s most brilliant scientists.

Informative, Adventurous, Brilliant
Sisters of Sinai

Members evenly split between fascinating and boring. I thought it was fabulous. Very glad I read it.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson, Cecil Murphey
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Informative, Poorly Written
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Everyone felt they got a bit of insight into the man. Had not expected this to be so timely (chose it in March) but all were glad to have read it and it made a good discussion.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Life Changing
Being Mortal

Should be required reading.

Informative, Interesting
Suffer and Grow Strong

Interesting biography of a Southern woman who kept a diary for 41 years, through the Civil War plus the years before and after. Very readable and worth your time.

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic
All the Light We Cannot See

So much depth in this book. Several members would like to read it again. Once is really not enough.

Redeployment by Phil Klay
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Dramatic

Not an enjoyable read but most were glad to have read it. Offers a lot of insight into how the Iraq war has affected the military personnel both in Iraq and at home. Very worthwhile.

Book Club Recommended
Dark, Slow, Interesting
The Goldfinch

A page-turner with really unusual but well-defined characters. A fun read.

The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Epic
The Fever Tree

Many interesting topics incorporated into the plot. Everybody liked this book but it didn't produce much of a discussion.c

Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Romantic, Epic
Fields of Gold

Not great writing but an excellent story.

Euphoria by Lily King
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative, Adventurous

Interesting and informative but not a great read. Glad we read it but couldn't be enthusiastic about recommending it.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Inspiring, Interesting
The Notorious RBG

Learned a lot about the operation of the court and the amazing details of her life. Fascinating book..

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Adventurous, Interesting
The 100-Year-Old Man Who.Climbed Out the Window. And DisappeRed

fun but rather silly

The Secret Chord: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
The secret chord

Members had high praise for the book and the discussion was good.

The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Informative, Inspiring
the Nightingale

So good that the book club barely had anythingelse to say about it. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting
The Black Calhouns

Some didn't read the book, but all those who read it found it very interesting and were glad they had read it.

Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
Hillbilly Elegy

Describes a large segment of our society with much insight. Did not realize how pervasive this problem is. Very helpful to hear about the problems of working-class whit people. The book is also entertaining and so well-written that it's a pleasure to read.

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