Book Club Companion

 

 

There are so many wonderful books that would be perfect for any reading group, we will try to keep this page up to date with some of those wonderful books for your group to chose from.

Previews of upcoming books that you may find to be perfect for your reading group.

Plus rediscover some book club favorites.

Fall is upon us and we will be listing many books that may interest you and your book club.  We will list enough to keep you and your book club busy in the coming months.

October is National Reading Group Month!!!

We will also be posting a calendar of monthly suggestions helping you to have more picks for your book club.  So please check back often as we build and add to this new section offered here on Quality Book Reviews.

There is no better way to spend your time in the cold winter months than grabbing a hot cup of your favorite java and a heartwarming read.

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The Pirate’s Daughter
by Margaret Cezair-Thompson

“Mothers, daughters, fathers, lovers, swashbucklers, movie stars, and a nation struggling to rise to the challenge of independence.  The Pirate’s Daughter will transport you and bring to life the provocative history of a vanished era.”

“The Pirate’s Daughter is a powerful book about the elusive father.  May’s father Errol Flynn is there in all his glamor and charm, but at the same time not there, not laying a direct claim to May, not fathering her in any real way.”

Gifted
by Nikita Lalwani

“Rumi Vasi is a fourteen-year-old math genius.  Her father, an Indian emigre, believes that strict discipline is the key to nurturing her gifts in order for her to become among the youngest to ever attend Oxford University.  Yet Rumi is growing up like any normal teen, and she gradually abandons her rigid schedule; replacing equations with her search for friendship and love.  In the end, the intense expecations of a family with everything to prove will lead to a combustible mix of an intelligent but naive girl thrust into the adult world before she is ready.”

Keeping the World Away
by Margaret Forster

“Gwen, a bold and spirited young English artist, defies convention and sets out to study in Paris.  Attempting to restore her artistic vision and recapture her true self, Gwen pours out her soul onto a canvas, creating an intimate painting of a quiet corner of her attic room.  Lost, found, stolen, sold, and fought over, the painting enchants all who posssess it, and brings about a longing for a tranquil golden place such as the one depicted in the painting, a haven where they can “keep the world away.””

Fact:
“The painting in this novel does exist: A Corner of the Artist’s Room in Paris, by Gwen John.  The painting has been exhibited in galleries across England.”

 

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout

Available September 30

What the critics are saying:

“Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge…. You’ll never forget her.  Kudos to Elizabeth Strout…who not only has created a sui generis character in Olive but has done so in brilliantly revealing way…By the end….you’ll be madly in love…There is so much to admire here.  Strout’s craftsmanship-the way she constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion-is first rage… Glorious, powerful stuff.” USA Today

 

The Night Villa
by Carol Goodman

A college professor journeys to an Italian archeological dig where she uncovers intrigue, betrayal, romancee, and a link to the ancient world.

Identical Strangers A Memoir Of Twins Separated And Reunited
by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein

Imagine a lightly different version of you walks across the room, looks you in the eye and says “hello” in your voice.  You discover that she has the same birthday, the same allergies, the same tics, and the same way of laughing.  Looking at this person, you are able to gaze into your own eyes and see yourself from the outside.  This identical individual has the exact same DNA as you and is essentially your clone.

Going Down South
by Bonnie J Glover

“Going Down South is the story of three generations of proud, spirited women living under one roof who must make sense of their roles as mothers – and find a place in their lives for love, independence, and one another.”

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