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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
 
Interesting, Brilliant, Inspiring
This book generated thoughtful discussion in our book group.

This was a wonderful book about a young boy growing up in rural New Mexico in the 40s. It described the conflict and closeness of a family in transition. Anaya gives us highly descriptive pictures of the people and the country side; of the culture and the religion; of the changing way of life. The book is both quiet and violent. In the end I wanted to know what happens to Antonio - how does he turn out? I wanted more.

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
 
Romantic, Beautiful, Dramatic
I found it hard to follow and badly written.

I found the description of the book club fakey. I'm not a fan of Jane Austen so that didn't help my reading. The only fun thing about the book were the quotes and critiques at the end of the book.

 
Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Gloomy, Interesting
Revolutionary Road

I thought the overall writing was very good; the characters were well written; it was a sad narrative with little hope in the end but it rang true. Yates didn't try to give the reader a happy ending but a true ending.

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