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Name : Kay E.
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Book Club Recommended
Dramatic, Interesting, Insightful
Light between the oceans

Beautifully written with a profound moral choice that was the core of the book. Each character had flaws and strengths and our club found most points of view sympathetic. Excellent choice for duscussion

Book Club Recommended
Romantic, Interesting, Informative
Interesting topic

We liked the book and the time period in which it\\\'s set. It was a pleasant book with an interesting plot although most of us had figured the plot out long before it unfolded.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Beautiful

Our community picks a \"read\" each year. Fox Cities Reads this year was \"Wonder\" so our book club chose it as our monthly selection as well. We agreed the teens were universal, poignant and insightful. Terrific book for all ages!

Pearl by C.E. Weisman
Run of the mill story

Felt this story was very predictable with characters that were stereotypes. While it was readable, felt the ending was pat. Not a bad book, just not much to discuss.

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Inspiring
Coming of Age/Loss of Innocence

Our club enjoyed the time period and skillful writing that seamlessly blended the past and present. There was interesting, strong characters. While the tragedies in the book were many, they were realistic and continuously drive the plot forward.

Traveling Light: A Novel by Andrea Thalasinos
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Life Changing, Brilliant
Leaving the straight life behind

When Paula leaves her hoarder husband for an extended break, she finds her heart, soul and past on the shores of Lake Superior. She also finds an adult relationship with her mother. We all dream of leaving bad situations behind and felt inspired by her resolve to seek a new life. Beautiful words pictures and a real sense of place made this a hit with our club.

Book Club Recommended
Addictive, Slow, Scary
Scary real

This book was a departure for our club and a welcome one. Although at tines the plot slowed and the dialogue just average, the concept was fascinating-sci fi in a present setting. We felt there were many analogies of bigotry and terrorism. In the end we felt it was an engaging read but felt conflicted by some of the characters.

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Insightful
Someone for everyone

our club enjoyed this as a departure from some of the heavier books we've read of late. Gave us a look into Aspbergers, made us reflect on people who may fit this mold and loved the atypical yet believable romance. Not to mention made us aware of our BMI!

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Inspiring
Equality isn\\\\\\\'t free

Loved the beautiful writing and novel based on a true story. We were all surprised abolitionist weren\\\\\\\'t about equality. Very informative and lovely story.

Book Club Recommended
Interesting, Dark, Dramatic
Psychological twists

Living in Wisconsin, we all liked the local references. The plot was dark with a lot of dysfunction running through most of the characters. It was interesting but a little disturbing. Good discussion book.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
Tough topic beautifully habdked

We were all moved by the subject and the fallout of living with Alzheimer\\\'s. My mother is in the later stages of the disease although she did not have early onset. Our discussion was somber yet uplifting. It was a very thought-provoking book.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting, Insightful
piece of history

None of us knew about this part of history and we're fascinated by the background. The author headlined our local Book Festival and she was a great source of information

A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans
Book Club Recommended
Difficult, Informative, Slow
Hard read

Looked for a non fiction read and this was tough for most of us as we wanted to learn more about the wolf culture, the story of Romeo and not the repetitive style of the storytelling. The ending was grim as we all were waiting for it to be. It did lead to discussion of the encroachment of man into the natural world and the instinct that lies beneath most wild animals. We were all repulsed by the perpetrators. Recommended with reservation - not for everyone

A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Informative, Inspiring, Insightful

Fun, Confusing, Fantastic
Deceptive title

Cooking/food was not much of a factor in the plot. Very choppy and difficult to follow.

Barefoot: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Dramatic, Fun
Book evolved

Initially this book had a lot of irritating characters who evolved into more understandable and in some cases more likable people. The romance was off putting to some of us - clearly a strange coming together of two people not meant to be together

Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Adventurous
Mixed reviews

Some members thought the book was a waste of time while some appreciated the humor and satire. It made for a good discussion.

The eleventh Man by Ivan Doig
Slow, Poorly Written, Boring
Slow story

Read at a snail's pace

Unconvincing, Boring, Informative

Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Inspiring, Informative

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
Unconvincing, Insightful, Slow

Book Club Recommended
Beautiful, Insightful, Dramatic

Beautiful, Interesting, Addictive

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