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Book Lovers Circle December 2013

Cartographer of No Man's Land

Cartographer of No Man's Land
Angus, a pacifist living in Nova Scotia, wants to find his brother in law who is missing at the front in World War One, and he is promised that if he joins the army he will be made a cartographer. He is unpleasantly surprised when he is sent into the thick of battle. His 13 year old son is growing up at home without the steadying influence of his dad. This is a debut novel by a 65 year old author who knows Nova Scotia intimately. The characters are fully developed as is the place, and by the time the novel takes you on twists and turns, no one remains unchanged. Check Our Catalog

Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and HIs Son

Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and HIs Son
Pat Conroy has written this non-fiction book about his father, whom we first met in the fictional The Great Santini. Conroy’s father was a difficult man to live with, but Conroy’s mother introduced him to reading, and her guidance helped him to overcome the cruelty of his childhood. He battled his way to a better life, and his talent was nurtured. Conroy and his father were estranged after The Great Santini, but in time, his father mellowed and turned his anger onto his son’s critics. Conroy vowed never to write about his father again until after his dad’s death, and so this was written after the passing of the real “Great Santini.” Check Our Catalog

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Outliers examine the concept of “advantage” and “disadvantage” through history. He shows time and again that those people labeled as “underdogs” can prevail and use their skill and cunning to win. His research is very readable, and he believes that many people who have had to overcome difficulties early in life, have had experience which will help them prevail in other ways in their lives. Check Our Catalog

Men We Reaped

Men We Reaped
Jesmyn Ward won the 2011 National Book Award for his novel “Salvage the Bones.” She turns her skill in this book to write a sad and tender, yet angry, memoir that she wrote as she tried to explain to herself why five young black men that she knew died over the course of 4 years-some due to drugs, accidents and suicide. Ward feels that the underlying cause of these deaths was really the hopelessness brought on by racism and poverty. Ward was able to get out of her small Mississippi town and go to Stanford and New York City, but so many of her peers did not. Check Our Catalog

Mother, Mother

Mother, Mother
This is a debut novel about a mother with 3 children, seemingly in an ideal situation-happy marriage, 3 lovely children. But when one child runs away, the façade crashes and we start to see the dark side of the mother, Josephine. A novel filled with psychological trauma and a mother who may not be a candidate for “mother of the year.” Check Our Catalog

Police

Police
In Nesbo’s last Harry Hole mystery, we seemed to have seen the last of Harry. But did we? Now the police could really use Harry’s help, as police officers are becoming the victims, brutally slain at the scenes of crimes that they once investigated, but could not solve. So who is the villain? Who will be the next victim? And is Harry Hole alive or dead? Just what IS going on here-you will have to read it to find out. Check Our Catalog

Stella Bain

Stella Bain
Stella, an American, has been working as a nurse’s aide near the front in France in World War One, and is found wounded on the battlefield, with no memory of her past life. A London surgeon with an interest in psychology takes her in, and begins working with her so she can regain her life-slowly the reasons that Stella fled America begin to unfold. This is a worthy combination of historical fiction, psychological drama, and just plain good writing by the author of 16 other novels. Check Our Catalog

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
This is a compilation of 22 essays written by the author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder. Patchett examines who she is, what she loves, and what she is committed to, but the joy of this book is finding out from a wonderful writer just how hard she works to write. The “happy marriage” is not just the relationship she has with her husband, but I think it is the relationship she has with her work. She has had to work hard at both “marriages,” and her hard work gives us much reading pleasure. Check Our Catalog

We Are Water

We Are Water
Anna Oh, mother, wife and artist, divorces her husband, Orion, a psychologist and plans to marry the women art dealer who help to orchestrate her success. The novel is told in alternating chapters through the voices of Anne, her husband and their three very different children. Lots of dark family secrets are revealed as Anne plans her wedding in Connecticut. The theme of We Are Water – "fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too” is played out in this wonderful writing of Lamb. Check Our Catalog



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