12 Insightful Books That Capture What It's Like To Be An Introvert - Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
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Housekeeping: A Novel (Google eBook) Marilynne Robinson Macmillan, Nov 1, 2004 -Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West,
Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson - my library book club selection for November, 2012. I finished it 11-20-12. Only read about half, was not an interested read and not one person in the club liked it and only one person was able to force themselves to finish it.
Fantastic book, read it for class
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. *Based on the book Still Alice.
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Still Alice (2014) : Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. Movie Still Alice (2014) Download Free, filmikz, latest movies, free movies, watch online movies, download movies, watch films, online streaming
Still Alice (2014) - Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth - Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives the devastating diagnosis that she has early onset alzheimer's, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
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Still Alice (February 20, 2015) a drama about Alice Howland, happily married, three grown children, a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Wetmoreland, and written by Lisa Genova (novel), Richard Glatzer (screenplay). Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish, Seth Gillam, and others.
The End of Your Life Book Club (Vintage): Will Schwalbeu ..... December choice
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The End of Your Life Book Club (Vintage) by Will Schwalbe Mary Anne Schwalbe is such a fierce, unsentimental heroine--and her son such a frank and funny storyteller--that what could have been an emotional roller coaster turns out to be a beautifully paced ride. When her health starts to fail, Will joins her for hospital appointments. They wait, they talk, and they read together--everything they’ve ever wanted to discuss.
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe ($11.99) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007SGM3P4/hpb2-20/ASIN/B007SGM3P4 Will Schwalbe pays loving tribute to his mother, Mary Anne, and the books they shared in The End of Your Life Book Club. - Will says he'd like to believe his mother knows that. - Will and his Mom share a love of books and teach us all about life and death.
Book Review: The End Of Your Life Book Club
Book Club Book #10: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe - During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading—and an informal book club of two was born. Will and Mary Anne are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us.
Lighthouse Island, by Paulette Jiles Selection for May 2015
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“A century and a half into a worldwide drought finds Earth a bleak, dry, decaying urban landscape, precarious for everyone but especially for Parentless Dependent Children like Nadia. This novel is beautifully written and Jiles' scenes of Nadia navigating the crumbling cityscape and her surreal interactions with the many desperate characters are vivid, shocking, and often darkly funny, all the while lit by Nadia's energy, guile, and hope.” Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
Lighthouse Island: A Novel: Paulette Jiles: oct 9780062232502: Amazon.com: Books
Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews
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The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes. Required to complete a celebrity biography on her own after the suspicious death of her charismatic partner, agoraphobic ghost writer Em Moore struggles through the job's required interviews with alluring film director Garrett Malcolm, who alludes to dark family secrets and trouble with a fellow star.
Recommended as a good suspense novel (April 2013)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Pick for June
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Favorite book I've read this year.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Coming to theatres 2015
The Borrower - Rebecca Makkai October pick
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The Borrower, Rebecca Makkai - Small town children's librarian Lucy and her favorite patron Ian kidnap each other beginning an odyssey of discovery. Excellent posing of big questions of family, honor, individualism, fear, friendship and the impact of a truly great book. Excellent read - Great for a book club.
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The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai - A 10 year old bibliophile and a children's librarian embark on a crazy road trip in an attempt to free him from his overbearing parents.
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar for January 2015.
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Next book to read
Great book about friendship and life's journey
Our March selection. Sounds great!
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The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad): Tana French The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls’ boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. The Secret Place is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series.
Lynn Cullen's dark historical fiction Mrs. Poe follows the dangerous love triangle between Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress, and his wife. April pick.
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Inspired by literature’s most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress’s tantalizing confession, and his wife’s frightening obsession . . . in this “intelligent, sexy, and utterly addictive” (M. J. Rose) new masterpiece of historical fiction.
July's Book Club selection: "Mrs. Poe" by Lynn Cullen
"A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge . . ." Read my 5 star ARC review of MRS. POE by Lynn Cullen http://minadecaro.blogspot.com/2013/09/mrs-poe-by-lynn-cullen-arc-review.html #read #historical #romance #Poe #books #review
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen - "A fictional account of the relationship between Edgar Allen Poe and fellow poet Frances Osgood, Mrs. Poe is a fascinating look into the life of one of America’s most influential literary stars. Both disturbing and illuminating, Cullen’s riveting novel brings 19th-century New York literati to life."
I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay Mccabe: An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War, inspired by a real female soldier's letters home. Rosetta doesn't want her new husband Jeremiah to enlist, but he joins up,...
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I Shall be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe. A novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband, inspired by the letters of a remarkable female soldier who fought in the Civil War. January 2014 LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH
I Shall Be Near To You, Erin Lindsay McCabe. A woman disguises herself as a man to serve alongside her husband during the Civil War. Keep a tissue nearby, it's excellent. #civilwar #womeninwar
Dear Life, Alice Munro. December 2013 Selection
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Congratulations, Alice Munro! Now might be the perfect time to try one of her novels, like "Dear Life." #alicemunro #nobelprize #author #books
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Dear Life by Alice Munro is a series of short stories set in the towns and countryside around Lake Huron. Release date: Nov. 13th
"Dear Life: Stories" by Alice Munro. On the reading list.
The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones November Selection
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The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones. Maggie McElroy is a food writer struggling to get back on her feet after her husband’s premature death. When a woman in China files a paternity claim against Maggie’s husband’s estate, Maggie flies out to China to determine the validity of the charges, as well as to profile a rising Chinese chef named Sam Liang.
The Last Chines Chef, by Nicole Mones. Wonderful read if you love food and a well written story.
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
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Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout - F Strout. Pulitzer Prize 2009. At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Great book! Must read. Makes you think about every interaction you've had - and the impact. #OliveKitteridge #ElizabethStrout
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer. A fascinating and exquisitely-written novel in short stories about the inhabitants of a small town in Maine, tied together by the title character. The portraits are so intimate, you feel like you're watching their lives unfold with your nose pressed to the living room window.
Read: Olive Kitteridge | Elizabeth Strout (Book club selection) | Unexpectedly loved it.
really worth reading
In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard for October
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In Zanesville: A Novel by Jo Ann Beard The fourteen-year-old narrator of IN ZANESVILLE is a late bloomer. She flies under the radar-a sidekick, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged.
2012 Alex Award Winner for the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences [ALA]: The beguiling fourteen-year-old narrator of IN ZANESVILLE is a late bloomer. She is used to flying under the radar-a sidekick, a third wheel, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend, a similarly undiscovered girl with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged. In time, their friendship is tested-- by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them as if they were found objects, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood. With dry wit and piercing observation, Jo Ann Beard shows us that in the seemingly quiet streets of America's innumerable Zanesvilles is a world of wonders, and that within the souls of the awkward and the overlooked often burns something radiant and unforgettable. Available @ Amazon
In Zanesville by Joann Beard
A Wonderful Book, The Treason of Mary Louvestre by My Haley.
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On book tour for the book, The Treason of Mary Louvestre by My Haley.
Halima Bashir was born in Darfur in the late 1970s. She attended medical school in Khartoum and later returned to her village, hoping to serve as its first professionally trained doctor. Tortured and raped in Darfur for saving girls' lives, she is determined to end the continuing brutality against women and children. She is the author of "Tears of the Desert" - a memoir of growing up in Darfur with her family and friends, and later her experiences with the genocide and war.
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Halima Bashir Wins 2010 Anna Politkovskaya Award – Nobel Women's ...
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The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
Pretty good book. Interesting enough.
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Dystopian novel with a social and feminist critiques.
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce is about Harold Fry who takes a spontaneous trip to bid an old friend goodbye. This is the January pick for Central's #fiction #bookclub. This session's theme is #journey.
August Book Club pick: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. The Plot: One morning, retired brewery worker Harold Fry receives a letter from a colleague he hasn’t seen in years. Queenie has terminal cancer. Devastated by the news, Harold steps out to mail a response. That innocuous action propels him on the journey of a lifetime. Once he starts walking, he can’t stop, and he’s on his way to visit Queenie, to somehow save her life. ♥
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Rachel Joyce - Sept Book club book
May selection. Liked her other books, so looking forward to this one!
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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. When an unhappy young woman discovers that Monarch butterflies have roosted in her rural Appalachia instead of Mexico, she becomes involved in confrontations with her family, her church, and her town. Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.
Book Review: Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver - this is Kingsolver at her best. Well worth reading. Click through for review.
Barbara Kingsolver is an outstanding writer and FlightBehavior is another outstanding example of her work. Her characters are complex and their relationships fascinating. Her descriptions are vivid and interesting. Her stories have depth and are loaded with metaphors.... for the rest of the review, jump over to our blog.
Join our Bookfix book club Thur., July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. for a discussion of the book Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. We will meet at Panera Bread, located in the Legends at Village West.
This is a brave woman who is running for president of Afghanistan.
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The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future by Fawzia Koofi. $17.36. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailp/dphmm/Bh0m0m6kWOfVkJcOo4n.html. Author: Fawzia Koofi. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (January 3, 2012). 273 pages. The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme ha...
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