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The Racketeer by John Grisham

Talk about beach reading!  Were we?   Well, last night at book club, Grisham failed as a beach reader–rather ho-hum fare from a usually  exciting author. All agreed it “went right along” up to a point, but was an unbelievable, … Continue reading

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Dead Wake by Erik Larson

If you are happily contemplating a cruise vacation in the near future this might not be the book you want to read right now! It’s the story of the last Atlantic crossing of the Cunard luxury liner in 1915 from … Continue reading

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Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound was the book club choice for March.  It is a novel by Hillary Jordan about a young family that moves from town to a rural cotton farm in Mississippi in the 1940s.

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Book Club List for 2016

Wondering what to give yourself for Christmas?  Here is our book club list for next year—January through December.  Have you read any of them?  Check out reviews on the internet and treat yourself to a couple —or let Santa do … Continue reading

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Book Club for Fall 2015

We changed our October 20th selection from Unbroken to The Hare with Amber Eyes  by Edmund de Waal. November 17th will be Billy Budd  by Herman Melville. December 15th will be Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Books are furnished to us by … Continue reading

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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Yep, I finished it.  The book club finished it.  Well, most of the book club finished it.  And of the ones who did, two said they “were glad they read it”.  When someone says that–along the lines of  ‘I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Trouble in River City

“Oh, we got trouble–right here in River City with a capital T that rhymes with P and that stands for Pool!” The Music Man, Harold Hill, doesn’t know what trouble is—he’s not trying to read Doctor Zhivago for the July book … Continue reading

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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuko

This is the book club book for our June Meeting on the 16th–third Tuesday at 7 pm.  It’s a very short book–only 129 pages.  I’m wondering what the club will think– It’s about Japanese “picture brides” in the 1930s and … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Plan for 2015

It’s Memorial Day weekend and that puts me in the mind of summer being right around the corner.  It’s been a splendid spring of color–great year for the daffodils, azaleas–but the rhododendrons were pretty hard hit by winter this year.   … Continue reading

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Book Club: North River by Pete Hamill

I had read Snow in August by this author a few years ago and liked it, liked his way of writing.  So this book turned out to be a disappointment to me . . .

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