Sunday, February 12, 2012

What We're Reading

Our Book Club met last week, and over cupcakes and wine, we all decided that we truly enjoyed last month's selection: THE LOST WIFE, by Alyson Richman.

A rapturous new novel of first love in a time of war -

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.

I was totally hooked on this book by the end of the first chapter, and read it all within a day, pushing the rest of the world aside. This is what good reading is all about!

Our group has an interesting mix of books picked out for the next few months, and all of us will be reading, at one point, out of our comfort zones - books we wouldn't normally pick out for ourselves. They should make for good discussion, however. Here's what's coming up:

My Life in France, by Julia Child

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

Second Glance, by Jodi Picoult

Secret Daughter, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth

Before I Go To Sleep, by S. J. Watson

Gestation: Unborn Hostage, by Richard Henegan

Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
And speaking of books and what's coming up - Later this week I'll be joining the MUSA BOOKS I LOVE Blog Hop - with recommendations and giveaways of books from Musa Publishing, including a copy of my newest book, THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED HORSES!
Be sure and watch for it soon!

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