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Book Lovers Circle September 2013

Amy Falls Down

Amy Falls Down
60 year old Amy, a former writer who is now nearly a recluse, accidentally falls down in her garden and finds that this seeming accident changes her life. Amy, forced back into society, starts to deal with some of the demons that have kept her so reclusive. Check Our Catalog

Coming to My Senses: A Story of Perfume, Pleasure and an Unlikely Bride

Coming to My Senses: A Story of Perfume, Pleasure and an Unlikely Bride
Alyssa becomes obsessed with scents and smells, and sets out to find out as much as she can about perfume through travel and study. Along the way, she starts to find out about herself, and her journey into learning about scents turns into a journey of self-discovery. Check Our Catalog

Dad is Fat

Dad is Fat
The dad, comedian Jim Gaffigan, may be fat, but boy, is he funny. Gaffigan will make you smile from the first page and he relates his adventures as a stand-up comedian, living in a two bedroom apartment in New York City, with five young children (ages 0-8), and, obviously, a very fertile life. You will start to laugh at page one, and maybe keep going even after page 274, which is the end of the book. Check Our Catalog

A Hundred Flowers

A Hundred Flowers
In 1957, Mao tells the people in China that they can express their own ideas, except that when Sheng sends a letter criticizing the Communist party in 1958, he is arrested and his wife has to struggle to raise their child while he is away. This is a gentle story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Check Our Catalog

Husband's Secret

Husband's Secret
Cecilia’s husband is the one with the secret, and midway through this novel, when she finds out what it is, it changes the lives of everyone in the novel. By that time, you should be involved in the characters and their dilemmas. The author resolves many of their issues, only to open them up again, and wrap the whole book up. Good characters, interesting plot-but you will have to read it, as too much explanation will give away the surprises. Check Our Catalog

Norwegian by Night

Norwegian by Night
Sheldon Horowitz, an elderly New York City widower, finds himself in Norway, living with his granddaughter and her Norwegian husband. His granddaughter thinks he is suffering from dementia, but his problem is a little deeper-he is suffering from a deep sense of guilt over the death of his son years ago in Vietnam. When Sheldon heroically steps in to save the son of the woman who had lived in the apartment upstairs, we find that Sheldon has all his wits together as he is forced to out wit the villains, one of whom is on of the most dangerous killers in the world. There is an exciting climax, which offers Sheldon his chance at redemption. Check Our Catalog

One Way Bridge

One Way Bridge
Mattagash, Maine, a small town in the middle of the northern Maine wilderness is populated by townspeople who have typical small town problems-as well as a few new ones, such as the mysterious body in the woods. It takes a while to bring all the threads in the plot together, but the townspeople learn along the way the lesson of cooperating and yielding-all of which are essential in the town, where you have to yield to come in or leave on the one way bridge. Check Our Catalog

Transatlantic

Transatlantic
McCann is a wonderful storyteller, and he can somehow capture a mood and a feeling in a very short sentence. In this book, McCann ties together 3 transatlantic crossings with characters that span time from 1919 to the present. He masterfully creates characters, setting and plot. The stories just unroll brilliantly. Check Our Catalog

Vine of Desire

Vine of Desire
This book is the sequel to Sister of my Heart, and takes the two young Asian Indian girls we met in the first book, into marriage, relationships and America. The plot thickens as these two women, each with a heavy load of sorrow and sadness, are united and now have to learn how to live in America as well as how to live with themselves. Check Our Catalog

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Whistling Past the Graveyard
In 1963, 9 year old Starla runs away from her grandmother’s house in Mississippi to try to find her mother who is in Nashville, pursuing a dream of stardom. Along the way, Starla meets up with a black woman who is riding in a car with a white baby. The pain of segregation and the loss of family are told through the eyes of this young runaway. This is a coming of age story set in the south of the 1960’s. Check Our Catalog



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