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Book Lovers Circle October

The Baby Boom: How it Got That Way and It Wasn't My Fault and I'll Never Do it Again

The Baby Boom: How it Got That Way and It Wasn't My Fault and I'll Never Do it Again
If you are looking for comic relief in a book, then this is the one for you. If you are a boomer (and there are 75 million), you will definitely get this. And even if are not, you may as well laugh along-life is too short not to. Check Our Catalog

Blue Eyed Boy: A Memoir

Blue Eyed Boy: A Memoir
Naval Academy graduate, Robert Timberg, was in Vietnam with 13 days to go before returning home in 1967 when he hit a land mine, was burned and had to endure 35 operations and permanent disfigurement. When he returned home, in spite of his frightful appearance, he decided to become a journalist, and his career took off. He was working as a White House correspondent when the Iran-Contra scandal broke. His research into the scandal, which involved fellow Naval Academy graduates and Vietnam veterans, helped him to start to understand just how the Vietnam War had changed these men, our country and himself. Check Our Catalog

Nightingale's Song

Nightingale's Song
This is the non-fiction book that started Robert Timberg on his road to understanding what happened to him and to the country before and after the war in Vietnam. The book probes the story of the connections between the lives of US Naval graduates who served in the Vietnam War-John McCain, James Webb, Oliver North, Bud McFarland and John Poindexter-and the legacy of the Vietnam War and how it connected them to the Iran Contra scandal. Truth is often stranger than fiction. Check Our Catalog

Five Days Left

Five Days Left
This debut novel connects two very different people who met by chance on an internet support group for adoptive parents. Mara-an extremely successful woman-lawyer, mother, daughter and wife-is slowly dying from a degenerative nerve disease. She is trying to make plans for her family, which includes a much loved adopted daughter. She has decided to end her life in five days. Meanwhile, Scott Coffman is trying to deal with the fact that his much beloved foster son must return to his birth mother as soon as she is released from prison-in five days. A good book club book, and the author is already working on her second novel. Check Our Catalog

The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris

The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
The story of the Hotel Ritz, from its construction through World War II, concentrating on the characters who lived in the hotel after the fall of France to Germany in June 1940. This was the only luxury hotel that Hitler allowed to remain open in Paris. Its occupants ranged from high ranking Nazi officials, to secret resistance fighters, to celebrities such as Coco Chanel. Spies, journalists, writers-all mingled in the hotel, all trying to survive. Check Our Catalog

Neverhome

Neverhome
During the Civil War, several hundred women disguised themselves as men and went to fight the war. In this novel, Constance leaves her husband on their farm in Indiana, changes her name to "Ash," and joins the Union Army. The books tells the story of why she does this, and how the bloody war impacts on both her body and her mind. Check Our Catalog

Savage Harvest

Savage Harvest
Hoffman retraces the steps the Michael Rockefeller took up until his disappearance at age 23 in New Guinea in 1961. Michael was the son of then Governor of the State of New York, Nelson Rockefeller. Michael, like his father, was an art collector, but Michael's interest was in primitive art, especially by the members of the Asmat tribe. Michael disappeared after his canoe over-turned and he left to swim for help. His body was never found. Hoffman believes that rather than dying from drowning, Michael was captured by the Asmats, who at that time, still practiced cannibalism. This is an adventure story as well as a story of different cultures and the consequences of when they meet. Many of the art works discussed are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and knowing their back story makes the art more interesting. Check Our Catalog

Station Eleven

Station Eleven
This is dystopian fiction for adults. The story moves back and forth in time, starting with the death of an actor and the dissolution of the world's population due to a flu pandemic that begins shortly after the actor has died. The story is told in the drama of the lives of four people left. Civilization continues when different "colonies" begin to get a glimpse of the outside world. The bleak world is only interrupted by a troup which connects the survivors and civilization by presenting a Shakespeare play. Check Our Catalog

Time Present and Time Past

Time Present and Time Past
A story of 3 generations of a single extended Irish family. It is spring of 2006, and the Irish economic boom as been coming to an end over several years. Each member of this family is being affected by the external economic forces as well as the secrets and dramas that all families seem to have. The novel has universal appeal and is told in heartfelt prose. Check Our Catalog



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