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Book Lovers Circle July

At the Edge of Summer

At the Edge of Summer
Fifteen year old Clare is spending the summer at a chateau in France to start to recover from the death of her father. Luc, the son of her host, is attracted to her and the two fall in love-but their bliss is interrupted when Clare's grandfather comes to take her with him, and the two young lovers do not reunite until the world is in the midst of World War I. Luc has been hideously injured-will they be able to rekindle their love? Check Our Catalog

Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
This is a debut novel. Arthur Pepper is a 69 year old widower living a quiet boring life in York. On the first anniversary of his wife's death, he finds a charm bracelet with lovely charms-a bracelet he had never seen before. When Arthur calls the phone number engraved on one of the charms, he discovers that his wife once lived in India-and now Arthur sets off on a quest to find out more about the woman he loved. This is part of a new genre of books that takes characters with seemingly uneventful lives and transforms them. Check Our Catalog

Dark Against the Sky

Dark Against the Sky
This continues the story of Tommy Simpson, a former chimney sweep, who continues to struggle to survive in the London of 1834. Tommy's life is complicated, as he tries to help out his father, his friends and the other sweeps. The novel combines historical fiction with a special emphasis on the life of chimney sweeps. Tommy is a strong role model for readers. Check Our Catalog

Eleven Hours

Eleven Hours
Lore arrives alone at a New York City hospital to give birth-armed only with a long and detailed birth plan that she is determined to follow. The nurse who is assigned to her case understands her fears and concerns about childbirth-Franckline has had a stillbirth and miscarriage, and is pregnant again. As each woman tries to control her own life and birth plans, the two bond together. This is an interesting rendering of childbirth told in a sympathetic way by a skilled writer. Check Our Catalog

Homegoing

Homegoing
This first novel is a multi-generational saga, beginning in the 18th century, and tells the story of the lives and families of two half sisters. One married an Englishman and lives in a castle, the other is sold into slavery and spends time in the castle dungeon. The story has been thoroughly researched and is told chronologically through alternating voices. Check Our Catalog

I Let You Go

I Let You Go
A five year old boy is killed on a rainy night in a hit and run accident. A young woman flees to the Welsh seacoast to escape her memories of that night. Two Bristol police detectives are assigned to the case, which then has more twists and turns than a maze. You will want to keep reading to find out just who did it and why. Check Our Catalog

Lab Girl

Lab Girl
A memoir of the author's life and career, she grew up in a very cold place-Minnesota, with Swedish parents who were never physically demonstrative. But her father took her to his lab with him, and Hope's love of science and reasoning started early. She details the long hours, the low pay, the struggles, as she persevered to find her place as a woman in science. She incorporates lots of information about her specialty, geobiology, as well as lots of funny stories about her students and especially, Bill, the eccentric, brilliant helper who willingly gives her friendship, goes from lab to lab with her, and works cheap. A bird's eye view of what it entails to be a scientist told with humor. Check Our Catalog

Modern Lovers

Modern Lovers
Three friends who were former college bandmates have kept in touch since they first met at Oberlin. Now, they are turning 50, and facing the fact that their children are now in the age range where they were when they first met. Old conflicts and unsettled memories start to emerge, especially as they are now having to confront their feelings about their fourth band mate who soared to success without them, and died young at age 27. Check Our Catalog

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
On Mothering Sunday, the Sunday that maids in England traditionally get the day off to visit their mums, Jane Fairchild, a 22 year old maid, who is an orphan, pedals her bike to the home of her lover, Paul, the heir to a fortune who lives in a neighboring manor. Jane is well aware that due to Paul's imminent marriage to a woman of his same social stature, their affair will be ending. The twist in this book is just how the affair ends, and what happens to Jane and Paul, and why. That is what makes this small novel more than just a love story between two people from two different social classes, and makes it a statement about two different personalities and how they react to the social changes that are starting to be felt in the Britain of that era. Check Our Catalog

Slammerkin

Slammerkin
Mary Saunders is born into poverty in 18th century England. She has great dreams for herself and aspires to do more than mend shabby garments, have babies and lose her eyesight, which is her mother's lot in life. But Mary's love of pretty things changes her life-her desire to get a red ribbon leads her to sell her body, with terrible consequences. A slammerkin is slang for a loose woman and a loose garment-both of which become very familiar to Mary. We will be discussing this book at the September, 2016 "Let's Spend the Night Together" book club. Check Our Catalog

The Winter Girl

The Winter Girl
Scott and Elise are spending the winter in the Hamptons so Elise can spend quality time with her father who is dying. Scott becomes obsessed with the supposedly empty house next door, but when he breaks into the house to have a rendezvous with his wife, they discover that a crime has been committed there. The decisions they make once they discover this spiral into a Hitchhockian tale of intrigue, mystery and deceit. Check Our Catalog



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