2013 BOOK GROUP FAVORITES
Friday, 24 January 2014
Has your book group discovered these favorites?
THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
. In this Newberry winner set in 1687 Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch and finds herself standing trial for witchcraft. Superior historical fiction!
84, CHARING CROSS ROAD.
If you love The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you'll be charmed by this true story that begins in 1949 with a letter inquiring about secondhand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the staid and proper Frank Doel of Marks & Company, a business relationship blossoms into a warm, charming, feisty friendship.
THE HOUSEKEEPER AND THE PROFESSOR.
He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem--ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them.
CUTTING FOR STONE.
Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in an Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart. A haunting, moving story.
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