Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain. As a grown up Molly is about to adopt a baby. But her childhood haunts her with memories of her own adoptive mom and of her mom's involvement in her father's death.
Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life:
Little Bee by Chris Cleave is about two women who meet unexpectedly on a beach. Little Bee is a Nigerian refugee and Sarah is a British magazine editor. Use these book club discussion questions on Little Bee to lead your reading group into the novel.