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Book Lovers Circle 2017 November

After The Eclipse

After The Eclipse
Two days after Sarah Perry and her family viewed an eclipse from their town in rural Maine, Sarah's mother, Crystal, was murdered in their home. Sarah was 12 years old. In this non-fiction book, Sarah then documents the time she spent growing up. She was shuttled from one family to the other, always afraid that the murderer, still on the loose, would come for her. Twelve years after the murder, the police make an arrest. Although Sarah was hoping for closure, she found that she needed to continue the investigation to find some measure of peace. This book is a tribute to her mother, as well as the story of a real life small town murder. Check Our Catalog

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
This novel of suspense is a debut novel. Anne and Marco Conti leave their six month old child asleep in her crib to attend a neighbor's "adults only" party next door when their sitter cancels. They check on her every 30 minutes, but when Anne goes to do the 1:00 am check, she discovers the crib is empty. The baby has been kidnapped. The suspense mounts as each of the characters reveals their faults and secrets. There are the usual twists and turns; it is a good read, and is made all the more emotional as there is an infant's life at stake. Check Our Catalog

The Girl With the Seven Names

The Girl With the Seven Names
In 1997, at age 17, Lee escaped from North Korea, where she was born and raised, and went to China. In this true story, she talks about how she managed to survive and thrive. And then, in 2009, she embarked on a dangerous journey to return to North Korea to bring her mother and brother to freedom. Her story gives us a glimpse into the arduous life of the North Korean people. She has since become a strong advocate for refugees. Check Our Catalog

The Golden Age

The Golden Age
This is a well-written historical fiction/romance. Thirteen year old Frank Gold and his family have escaped war torn Hungary to the safety of Australia. Frank is diagnosed with polio shortly after their arrival and is placed in a convalescent home. There he meets Elsa, also a patient. The novel talks about Frank and his difficulties in adjusting to his new life-both in Australia and in the children's home. It also portrays Elsa, and her family. The head nurse in the home, which actually existed in Australia, is a prominent character as well. Check Our Catalog

How to Find Love in a Bookshop

How to Find Love in a Bookshop
If you love books by Maeve Binchy, you will love this one. It revolves around ordinary characters in a small English town, where Emilia has come back to in order to take over her father's bookstore. All the characters have ties to the book store in one way or another. This is really a character driven novel, and issues are treated with great compassion. You'll soon feel right at home. Check Our Catalog

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
Kevin Hart, the incredibly funny, short comedian, was not born into the best of circumstances. His childhood home was in North Philadelphia and his father was a drug addict, in and out of jail; his mother was extraordinarily strict. Even though his mom pushed him to go to college, he dropped out of college and worked as a sneaker salesman. But once he found out he could make people laugh, his life changed direction. Once he found his calling in stand-up comedy, he pushed himself and his career as hard as possible. He has achieved great success, but not without struggle. In this very funny book, each chapter is written as a "life lesson," so you can get a little bit of philosophy with a great deal of humor. Check Our Catalog

The Ninth Hour

The Ninth Hour
It's Catholic Brooklyn in the early part of the twentieth century. A young Irish husband commits suicide, leaving behind a pregnant widow. Although no one will talk about the suicide, it reverberates throughout the entire book, which follows the life of the widow's child. McDermott writes prose like poetry, and her novels are always a pleasure to read. Check Our Catalog

The Other Alcott

The Other Alcott
Most people are aware that Louisa May Alcott based her beloved novel "Little Women" on her own family, and she based the character of Jo on herself. But not everyone knows that Amy was based on Louisa's sister, May. May was as outspoken as her alter ego, Amy, was. May was able to get out of their small town of Concord and study art in Boston. May is upset when she sees how she is portrayed in the novel, and she feels the need to really discover herself. She travels from Boston to Rome and London and Paris, and her life and decisions affect even Louisa in ways no one could imagine. Check Our Catalog

Seinfeldia

Seinfeldia
We all need something to laugh about, so what could be better than a book, well researched, about the show about nothing-Seinfeld-and how hard it was to write it and keep coming up with ideas. It's a lot of fun to read, and you get an interesting back stage peek at what really went on. Check Our Catalog

What Was Mine

What Was Mine
Lucy Wakefield, an ordinary woman, but one desperate for a child, takes a baby from a grocery store and raises her as her own. She is able to keep the kidnapping secret for over 20 years, but eventually her secret is discovered. The story is told in alternating chapters from the points of view of Lucy, the child she renames Mia, Mia's birth mother, and other people who pass through their lives. Check Our Catalog



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