FALL BOOK CLUB READS
INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd.
This richly imagined, unsentimental narrative traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self. Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké.
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
Abandoned as an infant, Victoria grows up as a ward of the California foster-care system and is labeled unadoptable. She lands a job with a florist and uses her knowledge of the hidden meaning of flowers to gradually make her way back into the world - one that will include a career, motherhood, and the personal forgiveness necessary for her to love and be loved in return.
SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE by Alan Bradley.
Meet eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, who is propelled into a mystery when a man is found murdered on the grounds of her family's decaying English mansion and Flavia's father becomes the main suspect. The first in an intriguing, entertaining series that now numbers seven titles and has gone on to sell more than a million copies worldwide.