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Ladies, Lunch and Literacy Book Club

Our book club has been reading together for over 10 years. We often read and discuss books by the authors that come to lunch, but not always. We also read the latest books being buzzed about in the book industry.

If you would like to join us, please send me an email.

 

Check out what we've been reading this year!

The Kiss Quotient Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451490803
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Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018

The LLL Book Group is trying a romance in May. We will virutually discuss romance as a worthwhile genre as well as this delightful entry


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

American Dirt is our April selection. We will be watching Oprah's documentary as a part of the disucssion.


Long Bright River: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525540670
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020

I could not love this novel any more than I do. Besides amazing writing and wonderful pacing, this is truly a story for our time. Michela (Mickey) Fitzpatrick is a single mother and a beat officer in the outskirts of Philadelphia. She struggles at work with a male-dominated force that treats her as an outsider, particularly since her partner, Truman Dawes has been on medical leave. Her son Thomas is the joy of her life but trying to balance work and home is challenging every day. And she finds it difficult to set her personal history aside when her sister Kacey, goes missing. Kacey is an addict, as were their parents; their mother died, and their father abandoned them when they were very young. For this, and many other reasons, Mickey cannot abandon her sister and her search for Kacey is what drives the book’s plot. But what I really loved about this book is the focus on relationships and how our decisions and words shape our lives and impact others … lots of truth here. Lots of wisdom and heart too. Do not miss this book.  – Terry

 


Dear Edward: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984854780
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Published: The Dial Press - January 6th, 2020

This intensely personal novel is uplifting and engrossing and heartbreaking.  Edward of the title, the lone survivor of a plane crash, loses everything he cherishes even as he has gained his life to live while others perished. And while his journey is painful, we are drawn to him while he struggles, not just with loss and notoriety, but also with adolescence, a new life and new school. And while we may have read other survivor stories in the past, there is something about Edward’s journey that is as unique as the second narrative of the lives he shared on the airplane during its flight.

In an alternating narrative, we meet his fellow passengers on this doomed flight, learning about their lives, losses, and wishes for the future as the minutes tick away on the airplane before it crashes. The newly pregnant Linda Stollen is flying into what she hopes will be a new chance at love. Army veteran Benjamin Stillman, who has been injured in more ways than his physical wounds, cannot fathom his life outside of combat. The ailing, but mega wealthy Crispin Cox has had quite the life building a fortune and dealing with multiple ex-wives. We also meet a family of four, a junk bond trader and several others. Their histories are ours to cherish as we know they will not live through this ordeal

The mystery of what happened that day drives much of the plot, but ultimately what is important is the survivors and how one teenager can make a difference. This is a book to be cherished. – Terry

 


Miracle Creek: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374156022
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - April 16th, 2019

This expansive and extraordinary debut is much more than a court drama about a fire that killed two people. In fact, the courtroom serves as the backdrop for uncovering the many lies and secrets held in this small community in Virginia while masterfully telling the story of the Yoo family and the lives they changed forever. Miracle Creek draws on the author’s immigrant experience and artfully uses that experience to draw an authentic picture of those struggles. It is hard to do justice to a book that is both compulsively readable and yet uses its elegant prose to draw you in to so many intertwining stories of family, children, and the intricacies of dealing with special needs children. Ultimately, it about how one person and one decision can impact so many lives in both positive and negative ways. This is an author to watch.