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Book Lovers Circle 2018 August

The Almost Sisters

The Almost Sisters
This multi-generational story of sisters, friendship and small town life takes place in tiny Birchville, Alabama. Leia is 38 years old and leaves her city life to take care of her 99 year old grandmother. Lots of troubles await her, not the least of which is the fact the her stepsister is in the midst of an imploding marriage and Leia is pregnant from a one night stand. Lots of secrets from the past start to bubble up as well. Check Our Catalog

The Arrogant Years

The Arrogant Years
The author wrote a memoir of her father, The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, and she continues her family saga in this book, which intertwines the story of her mother who came of age in Cairo, and herself, as she comes of age in Brooklyn. The sage of immigrants is different in every individual case, and Lagnado has a good eye for the trials and triumphs of her own family. Check Our Catalog

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Harriet Westaway receives a letter stating the she is the recipient of a substantial inheritance from her grandmother, but she decides not the tell the lawyer that she is NOT the grand-daughter. Instead, she decides to use her skill as "people reader" which she has honed from her tarot readings and bluff her way to claiming the money. But she is not prepared for the way the cards are dealt in this case-and she begins to wonder just who is playing whom. This is a modern Gothic set in England with lots of twists and turns that will leave the reader guessing right up until the last pages. Check Our Catalog

Ghachar Ghochar

Ghachar Ghochar
The author is Asian-Indian and this is the first of his books to appear in an English translation. It is a picture of modern day India and what happens as a family goes from abject poverty to wealth in a short period of time. The book's title refers to "something entangled beyond repair," and the family starts to wonder if that is what has happened to them. Do they own wealth or does wealth own them? Check Our Catalog

Glass House

Glass House
The All-American town is Lancaster, Ohio, at least, that is was it was referred to in 1947. It was a once a mecca for manufacturing-first shoes and then glass-with Anchor-Hocking Glass being the community's largest employer. It was a nice town, the author's home town. But changes in business in America and the declining fortunes of Anchor-Hocking have sent the town and its residents into a downward spiral. Local political control and corruption don't help. Alexander writes with great sensitivity about the quiet desperation of towns like Lancaster and the good people who live in those towns. Check Our Catalog

How to Walk Away

How to Walk Away
It's the happiest day of Margaret's life-she is 28, with a brand new MBA, new job, and her boyfriend seems about to pop the question-which he does, while piloting a plane even though he doesn't quite yet have his pilot's license. The small plane promptly crashes, Chip, the fiancée, walks away but Margaret does not-and now that her life is up-side down, does Chip have what it takes to help her? Margaret's long-lost sister with a family secret pops up to help her, and Margaret has lots to do-physical therapy, how to handle her over-protective mother, what to do about Chip, and what's going on with the stern, tough but very attractive physical therapist, who refuses to allow her to give into self-pity....hmmm. Check Our Catalog

Into the Raging Sea

Into the Raging Sea
In 2015, 33 seamen on a container ship lost their lives in the worst shipping disaster in 35 years, when their ship, the El Faro, sank in the middle of a huge storm in the Bahamas. How could such a thing happen in an era with satellite communications and cutting edge weather forecasting? Rachel Slade present the facts in this book that reads like a novel. It's a harrowing and poignant story, and Slade did due diligence by using 26 hours of recording which survived the sinking and she interviewed anyone and everyone who had something to do with the people on board and the ship itself. Did the disaster have to happen? Read it and see. Check Our Catalog

Look Alive Out There

Look Alive Out There
Sloane Crosley is a humorist essay writer, and this is her third essay collection and she WILL make you laugh. The essays deal with topical humor, and they concern both millennials and baby boomers. Crosley provides some of the laughter that we all need. Check Our Catalog

Robin

Robin
An extremely well-researched biography of the beloved comic Robin Williams, written by a man who knew him but does not white-wash him in the telling of his life. Williams did have half-siblings, but he often referred to himself as a lonely only child. He did have a lot of time alone, and he perfected his imagination. He had issues with self-confidence and bouts of depression; he would have stable periods in his life-and then unstable ones. The public has had to come to terms with his death by suicide, even though it stills seems like it could have or should have been an avoidable tragedy. Itzkoff paints a clear picture of the highs and lows of this comic. Check Our Catalog

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution
More than just a biography of these two men, this book tells about their music and genius in creating shows that transformed the American musical theater. The duo expanded their artistry to showcase new techniques, as well as bring a new social consciousness to their creations. Not everything they wrote succeeded, and their relationship was more than a little "difficult," but they left a legacy of change that has only enhanced not only musical theater but the consciousness of the world. Check Our Catalog



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