Anne primarily reads popular fiction. She is in a book club and reads a variety of non-fiction as well.
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Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women. By the author of What Alice Forgot.
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I haven't read this, but book club, maybe? "The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty: Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . ."
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (must read list)
The Husband's Secret - a book worth reading. AMB recommends
The Husband's Secret is this month's selection for our Swagbucks Book Club! #swagbucks, #bookclub
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty ~ what a great read! The secret is a shocker ... Definitely worth reading!
Catalog - The husband's secret
A family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings is set against the backdrop of the turbulent summer of 1968 in Martha's Vineyard, where twenty-two-year-old Whitney Dane begins questioning her goals and sense of independence at the side of a fiercely ambitious, underprivileged man.
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Loss of Innocence. Click on the book cover to request this title at the Bill or Gales Ferry Libraries. 10/13
October 7, 2013: Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson. Summary: A family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings is set against the backdrop of the turbulent summer of 1968 in Martha's Vineyard, where twenty-two-year-old Whitney Dane begins questioning her goals and sense of independence at the side of a fiercely ambitious, underprivileged man.
Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson (Adult Fiction) 10/01/2013
Loss of Innocence (BOOK)-America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest. Yet for Whitney Dane, spending the summer of her 22nd year on Martha’s Vineyard, life could not be safer, nor the future more certain. Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, & the youngest daughter of the all-American Dane family, Whitney has everything she has ever wanted, and is everything her all-powerful & doting father, Charles Dane, wants her to be. But the Vineyard’s still waters are disturbed....
Dreaming of far-off lands away from her loving 1890s Honolulu home, seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her reentry into the world.
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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert - Tells the story of one girl's life in a leper colony on Hawaii. Though the topic of leprosy sounds depressing, this is a book of hope, joy and triumph. Great historical fiction.
Historical fiction based on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Moloka'i where a leper colony was located. Full of history and hawaiian folklore.
MOLOKA'I - Worth reading. Alan Brennert.com for more information. Loved the historical perspective of the leper colony and how the people lived and died.
Love this book - Molokai, by Alan Brennert, all about a little Hawaiian girl in a leper colony in Moloka'i in 1891. Gorgeous descriptive prose gives you a feel for Hawaii back when it was an island nation. This beautiful book totally touched my heart, was sad in some places, taught me a bit about Hawaii, and surprisingly, made me laugh in a couple of spots. Good book. ~~ Houston Foodlovers Book Club
FICTION: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life.She receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.
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Still Alice on my "to read" list
Still Alice - This is a novel about a Harvard Professor who is in her 40's and gets early onset Alzheimer disease and what she experiences as it progresses. I must read.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova was a really good in site to a 50 year old woman's experience having early-onset Alzheimer's. Genova wrapped around my heart bringing tears of both sorrow and of happiness. Book Club Read 2014
Still Alice - a sad but really good book
Confined to Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage during the Great Depression, Chinese-American boy William Eng becomes convinced that a certain movie actress is actually the mother he has not seen since he was seven years old, a belief that compels a determined search for answers.
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Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford - 12-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage for 5 yrs. On his birthday William and the other orphans are taken to a film, where William glimpses the actress who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow and prove she's his mom, William leaves Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte to track her down.
Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel: by Jamie Ford ISBN: 9780345522023 “Fans of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet have been eagerly anticipating Ford’s new book. Set in 1920s Seattle, this is the moving story of a young Chinese-American woman who becomes pregnant by her stepfather.
From Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness.
Reading For Sanity : A Book Review Blog: Songs of Willow Frost - Jamie Ford
Withdrawing into her photography and a job at a homeless shelter after being attacked while riding her bike, student Laurel Estabrook encounters Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of secret photos, but when Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel is certain that the photos hide a dark family secret.
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Withdrawing into her photography and a job at a homeless shelter after being attacked while riding her bike, student Laurel Estabrook encounters Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of secret photos, but when Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel is certain that the photos hide a dark family secret and embarks on an obsessive, potentially dangerous search for the truth.
Cindi Williams recommends: The double bind : a novel / Chris Bohjalian.
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Summary: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces--Dante's "Inferno"--as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.
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Bookalicious Babe Book Reviews: Inferno by Dan Brown
In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces…Dante’s Inferno.
Can't wait for the new book! Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXIZ4TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_6JCurb0HRVM6H
Inferno, not as good as A, but worth reading!
When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred. By the best-selling author of Dark Places.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.
A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?
On their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing and Nick is blamed. This tense page-turner is told in alternating perspectives between Nick (present day) and Amy's (past) diary of their five years together. (Booked for Lunch, June 2013)
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn - Regina's Pick, 2/27/2013
Anne has enjoyed any of this author's books she has read.Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior.
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House Rules: by Jodi Picoult -Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right. But when Jacob’s small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him.
House Rules by Jodi Picoult. Good Book.
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Jodi Picoult, and of her books is worth reading. She is probably my current favorite author.
Book Club Reads: House Rules by Jodi Picoult
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Anne has enjoyed all of his books, but this is her favorite. . A Thousand Splendid Suns is a story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives are inextricable from the history playing out around them.