Book Club The Sympathizer by Vietnam Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer by Vietnam Thanh Nguyen “The Sympathizer follows a nameless spy who has infiltrated the South Vietnamese army and flees with its remnants to America. His mission: report on their efforts to continue their lost war. As the aide to a general who refuses to admit defeat, he observes the struggles of the Vietnamese refugees […]

Euphoria by Lily King AND The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Euphoria is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists in 1933 caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens theirs bonds, their careers, and ultimately their lives. English Anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying a tribe on the Sepik River in the Territory of New Guinea with little success. […]

Book Club Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

This book sounds amazing. A group of dogs given the gift of language and human conciousness? Hermes and Apollo have made a bet and watch over these strange canines. André Alexis makes a statement about being human. Read on to see what we all thought of the book. I have decided to do something different […]

So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell

This book was on the “Eighty Books You Must Read” list, this particular list special because all the books are picked by authors. Published in 1980, the story takes place in 1920s. This is the tale of two boys living in rural Illinois who are impacted by the murder of a man. “In this magically […]

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

For January the Book Club read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Larson tells the spellbinding (not my word!) true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were linked by the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, a “world’s fair” held in 1893. Lynne: I have only read two thirds […]

Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

Book club went with a non-fiction this month, and a memoir to boot! Jeannette Winterson is the author of many books, but her Oranges are Not the Only Fruit – the story of a young girl adopted by a Pentacostal family – is an international best seller and televised series. Oranges was previously thought to be semi-auto biographical. […]

The Blue Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler

This month the Book Club read The Blue Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler. Here are the reviews: Paula:  I listened to it, something new to me. I thought it was a very depressing story, so many of the things that occurred, life was so fleeting, so short, what she left behind didn’t matter to […]

Book Club: The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

This book was published in 1958! Apparently it comes back to life every few years. The story follows the adventures of Sally Jay Gorce as she visits Paris in the late 1950s. Apparently the book had a bit of a cult status when first published. Laura: I read the book on my laptop and one problem […]

Book Club -The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

May Book Club choice was The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, even though it broke our rule of only choosing books available in paperback. The hardcover copy was cheaper than the Kindle version, which is great for me as I still prefer a tangible book. Description from author’s website. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born […]

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes   (From the author’s website🙂 Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an […]