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Book Lovers Circle April

Celine

Celine
Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons. When she is asked by a young woman to help her find her father who disappeared out west, Celine, at 68 years young, sets out to find him. She is not only a good detective, but a crack shot, which is a good thing, as Celine soon discovers there are dangerous forces at work who would like this case to never be reopened. Check Our Catalog

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
The women in a small village in England struggle to survive and keep their spirits up during World War II. In this familiar scenario, the ladies left in the village support one another as they keep both their choir and themselves going. The stories of these interesting inhabitants are told through their voices, journal and diaries. The plot elements work well, and its an uplifting read. Check Our Catalog

Disaster Falls: A Family Story

Disaster Falls: A Family Story
This is the non-fiction account of the author's loss of his son on a rafting trip during a family vacation. The book shows how the family, especially Green, put the boy's death into some kind of context that they can understand. Green is a writer and an historian. He uses this loss to deal with other losses in his life, such as the death of his father, and ties his personal losses into a connection with the larger world. Well-written and sensitive, this could provide some hope and healing for others. Check Our Catalog

The Dry

The Dry
Aaron Falk returns to the small town in Australia in the middle of the worst drought in a century. He has come back as a federal agent to help solve the murder of his boyhood friend and his family. Dark secrets start to come to the surface. Check Our Catalog

The Girl in the Garden

The Girl in the Garden
In the mid-1970's, the townspeople in a small New England coastal town take an abandoned young woman and her child under their wing. The novel reveals the back stories and the secrets of the characters who populate the small town. Each chapter is like a short story. Check Our Catalog

Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone
Margaret is engaged to John when she first finds out he suffers from clinical depression. She honors her commitment to him and marries him, and thus begins a life of decades of caring for him and the three children they raise, one of whom has inherited John's predisposition to depression. The story is told from the point of view of each of the main characters. It is the struggle to maintain a so-called normal life, which becomes more precious when it is threatened. Check Our Catalog

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
It is New Year's Eve , 1984, in New York City, and 85 year old Lillian Boxfish is going to a party. This novel covers her journey to the party, during which she covers overs 10 miles and visits all sorts of people in all sorts of places while she reminisces about her adventurous life. Lillian is based on a real person, Margaret Fishback, who become one of the highest paid women in advertising during a time when women were very unlikely to even work outside the home. Check Our Catalog

Margaret The First

Margaret The First
This historical fiction tell the story of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. Margaret serves in England as a lady-in-waiting for the queen, and when she accompanies her to France, meets and marries William Cavendish, an older man. Margaret is indulged by her husband, and as she never had children, has time to write. She was able to publish under her own name, and her works, which still survive, are a window into the life of a woman of her stature. Her works are looked at as "feminist writings" now and are studied for their insight into the lives of women in that era. Check Our Catalog

A Separation

A Separation
When a young woman, separated from her husband, is notified that he has gone missing on a trip to Greece, she reluctantly travels to Greece to help to search for him. She is not sure what she really wants to find. Through her search, she learns much more about him than she previously knew, and is able to come to terms with her future. Check Our Catalog

Snowblind

Snowblind
This mystery takes place in a quiet fishing village in northern Iceland, where nothing every happens-except that it does, as soon as rookie policeman, Ari, from Reykavik, arrives. A woman is found bloodied and unconscious, and a famous writer falls mysteriously to his death. There are lots of intereting characters in this novel, and the author keeps us guessing right up until the end. This will become a tv series, so it has lots of potential. Check Our Catalog



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