Friday, May 21, 2010

June

In June we will be reading two books- you can pick which one you want to read or read them both!  We will meet at Liz Higginson's home to review them on the third Thursday (17th) at 8:00pm.


The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton


A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.

Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra's life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace - the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century - Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself.

 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Meeting times

I want to make it so as many as you as possible can make it to our monthly gatherings so can you please let me know what days and times are best for you?  Just leave a comment or email me- THANKS!

Welcome to our book group

Our book group will meet in person once a month (for those of you that can make it.)  All information about the group and books we will be reading will be posted on this blog.  Please leave comments about the books, whether you like it or not, and any good books you want to suggest.  Feel free to contact me at sebingham78@gmail.com.  I look forward to this new book group!  Happy Reading!!