Book Club

Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx

Bird Cloud, Annie Proulx

Heart Songs and Other Stories was the first Proulx book I read, and I was hooked. Then came Postcards, The Shipping News, Accordion Crimes, three collections of Wyoming Stories, and now, Bird Cloud: A Memoir. It’s not a memoir in the traditional sense, but no matter

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Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross

Adam Ross, author of the acclaimed novel, Mr. Peanut, and former teacher at the prestigious Harpeth Hall Girls’ School in Nashville, Tennessee, has been nominated for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.  Presented annually by the British magazine Literary Review, the judges hope “to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant […]

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Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander

Within My Heart, Tamera Alexander

Within my Heart by Tamera Alexander is many things:  a historical novel, a romance novel, a romance novel that fits nicely into the subcategory Christian romance.  Central to the story is the developing relationship between the the beautiful young widow, Rachel Boyd, and the town physician, Dr. Rand Brookston. This is the first romance book […]

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A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore is a wonderful writer.  I’ve read her short stories and love them.  But this novel, A Gate at the Stairs, I did not love. Tassie Keltjin is a student at a mid-western college in need of a job.  She signs on as a nanny for a middle-aged couple who adopt a biracial child.  […]

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Dog Boy: A Novel by Eva Hornung

Dog Boy: A Novel, by Eva Hornung

Set in Moscow, this is the story of a 4-year-old boy, Romochka, who is abandoned by his mother and uncle. He leaves the empty apartment and goes out into the city, hungry, cold, and desperate.  He is not alone; there are millions of homeless children and adults living on the streets. The story takes place […]

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