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Book Club Recommended
Brilliant, Insightful, Inspiring
To Kill a Mockingbird

To a person our bookclub found this book A plus. Among the comments were lamentations that Harper Lee never wrote another book, although we agreed it would be hard to top this one. Some members were surprised to learn that the character Dill was based on Truman Capote, who was a long time friend of Ms. Lee. The book was highly autobiographical and masterfully written. We decided that a book that had been written over 50 years ago, yet still seemed current and meaningful had to be considered a classic. We would highly recommend this book.

The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr
 
Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Informative
The Lost Painting

Our club was mixed in our enthusiasm. Although we had all summer to read the book, almost half had not finished it. They thought it was slow, too detailed and hard to get into. Those of us who had finished it thought it was fascinating. We were most interested in the process of determining the provenance of works of art and the restoration of paintings. The book read more like a novel than a non-fiction title. I would say that the half who didn't finish would give it a 3 star; those who finished would give it 4 or 5.

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