Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde

The new Book Club choice is 
“ The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde
September Book Club with Fran 


The Fall Dates 2018 are:

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mans Search for Meaning" by Victor E. Franki

 Our next meeting is ............................. Sunday, May 20, 2018
Our next hostess is   ........................... Debra Ronca
Our next Book Club selection.........." Mans Search for Meaning" by Victor E. Franki 
 free with the kindle app!
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. ... The second part of the book, called "Logotherapy in a Nutshell," describes the psychotherapeutic method that Frankl pioneered as a result of his experiences in the concentration camps.  More https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4069.Man_s_Search_for_Meaning

Next book club
June 24th  ......  hostess ?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Japanese Lover : a novel " by Isabel Allende

March postponed to April 22nd
next meeting  changed  to ...... Sunday, April 22nd 7p.m.
Our next hostess is   ...........................  Isabelle Feyfant
Our next Book Club selection......... The Japanese Lover   
The Japanese Lover : a novel " by Isabel Allende    
From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende a magical and sweeping Publishers Weekly starred review love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present day to Poland and the United States during World War II In 1939 as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis young Alma Belasco s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco There as the rest of the world goes to war she encounters Ichimei Fukuda the quiet and gentle son of the family s Japanese gardener Unnoticed by those around them a tender love affair begins to blossom Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his familylike thousands of other Japanese Americansare declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government Throughout their lifetimes Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world Decades later Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life Irina Bazili a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past meets the elderly woman and her grandson Seth at San Francisco s charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home As Irina and Seth forge a friendship they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity abandonment and redemption Written with the same keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits The Japanese Lover is a moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change and reading discussion questions and  more  
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Upcoming dates:
- April 29th 2018
- May 20th ( before Memorial Day weekend )
- June 24th

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Halo Effect : a novel " by Anne D. Le Claire - January 21st 2018

The Halo Effect : a novel " by Anne D. Le Claire (about the author here)
In this tour de force, a father, shaken by tragedy, tries to avenge his daughter’s murder—and restore his family’s shattered life.
It was supposed to be a typical October evening for renowned portrait artist Will Light. Over dinner of lamb tagine, his wife, Sophie, would share news about chorus rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert, and their teenage daughter, Lucy, would chatter about French club and field hockey. Only Lucy never came home. Her body was found, days later, in the woods.
The Eastern Seaboard town of Port Fortune used to be Will’s comfort. Now, there’s no safe harbor for him. Not even when Father Gervase asks Will to paint portraits of saints for the new cathedral. Using the townspeople as models, Will sees in each face only a mask of the darkness of evil. And he just might be painting his daughter’s killer.
As Will navigates his rage and heartbreak, Sophie tries to move on; Father Gervase becomes an unexpected ally; and Rain, Lucy’s best friend, shrouds herself in a near-silent fugue. Their paths collide in a series of inextricably linked, dark, dangerous moments that could lead to their undoing…or to their redemption.
“The Halo Effect : a novel " by Anne D. Le Claire
Our next meeting is .............................Sunday, January 21st, 7pm
Our next hostess is   ........................... Kelly Bell

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ester is a Noel by - Rebecca Kanner — December 3rd 2017 & Holiday Book Swap

Esther: A Novel - From the award-winning author of Sinners and the Sea comes a breathtaking new look into the timeless tale of Queen Esther, “a riveting tale of courage” (New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee). A glittering Persian king has a vast empire that reaches farther than where the sun meets the horizon. He is bathed in riches and commands a frightening military force. He possesses power beyond any other mortal man and rules his kingdom as a god. Anything he desires, he has. Any woman he wants, he possesses. Thousands of them. Young virgins from all across his many lands. A Jewish girl is ripped from her hut by the king’s brutish warriors and forced to march across blistering, scorched earth to the capital city. Trapped for months in the splendid cage of the king’s palace, she must avoid the ire of the king’s concubines and eunuchs all while preparing for her one night with the king. Soon the fated night arrives, and she does everything in her power to captivate the king and become his queen. But wearing the crown brings with it a new set of dangers. When a ruthless man plies the king’s ear with whispers of genocide, it is up to the young queen to prevent the extermination of the Jews. She must find the strength within to violate the king’s law, risk her life, and save her people. This is a story of finding hidden depths of courage within one’s self. Of risking it all to stand up for what is right. This is the story of Queen Esther. 
See the movie trailer here

Next Book Club: December 3rd
Hostess  Sylvia & Nicole @7:00 PM
Holiday Book Swap too!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

A Man Called Ove - October 22nd 2017

Our next book club is October 22nd 2017
Our Hostess is ... Kathy LeBlanc

The Book is A Man Called Ove
Book Club Questions 
Twitter #amancalledove
A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.
 



NEW coming soon ... Tom Hanks to Star in, Produce 'A Man Called Ove' Movie

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Upcoming dates:  
  • December 3rd ( Christmas Book Exchange! )
January 2018 
  • January - Kelly Bell

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Next Book Club is September 20th - The Hundred-Foot Journey by RichardC. Morais

Next Book Club is September 17th - the hostess is ... Mary Marotta

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morris
"That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist." And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life’s journey in Richard Morais’s charming novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste. Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps. The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais—that of the famous chef Madame Mallory—and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures. The Hundred-Foot Journey is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages—charming, endearing, and compulsively readable.  Book Club questions here.

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Here are the upcoming dates for Fall 2017: 
  • August 20th cancelled and moved to September
  • September 17th - Hostess (Mary Marotta)
  • October 22nd 
  • December 3rd ( Christmas Book Exchange! )

Options for October: 10/22
From The Boston Globe on 9/17