Books from January 7, 2016

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I thoroughly enjoyed our meeting today — I learned about interesting books I had never read, or in some cases hadn’t heard of, and also I got new background information and wonderful perspectives on books I have read before — including new info about classics.  A true “literary” experience… I’m very much looking forward to our next meeting.

I volunteered to send a list of all the books that the group today recommended. I give the name of the person who recommended the book in parentheses — so if you can’t find the book on the web and want to know more, feel free to contact the “recommender.”

Non-Fiction:
“Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson (Melinda)
“This Old Man” book of essays by Roger Angell (Robin)
“Country Women” by Sherry Thomas (Starr)

Fiction:
“The Guensey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Shaffer (Daniela)
“Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley (Daniela)
“The Custom of the Country” by Edith Wharton (Daniela)
“The Light Between Oceans” by ML Stedman (Joyce)
“What Pet Should I Get” by Dr. Seuss (including interesting epilog by Random House publishers) (Judy)
“The Blood of Flowers” by Amita Amirrezvani (Belinda)
“The Sea, The Sea” by Iris Murdock (won the Booker Prize) (Debbie)
“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson (Daniela and Starr)
“David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens — version published by Barnes & Noble Classics with introduction by Radhika Jones (Debbie)

Many thanks to Daniela for hosting and providing delicious refreshments for the meeting today.

All best wishes for a happy new year to everyone.

See you next time!

~~ Cathy Moritz

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