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Scented Secretive Spirits

Between sips, sweat and page turns, you have spoken! And the word is Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Dominque will be our July book selection.

“In 1920s New Orleans, Raziela Nolan's magnificent love affair is interrupted by her untimely and tragic death. Immediately after, she chooses to stay "between" — a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the story of her lost love as well as of the relationship of Amy and Scott, a young couple whose house she haunts seventy years later. It is their own troubled story that finally compels Razi to slowly unravel the mystery of what happened to her first and only passion, Andrew, and to confront a long-hidden secret… two heartbreaking and redemptive love stories that echo across three generations and culminates in a finish that will leave readers breathless.” "[An] amazing first novel.... Razi is so enchanting that readers will gladly follow her anywhere. Filled with vivid descriptions of scents, sounds, and marvelous human sensations that people take for granted and that spirits can only wistfully recall, this is a novel that gets under one's skin. Mere mortals can only hope that Domingue has more stories to tell." --Library Journal

The book is available as an ebook and for a penny, plus shipping, online. You can also find it in the New Orleans and Jefferson public libraries.

Stay cool and see you soon.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi....I could not attend but I do have a question. Being new to the group I hope this is the proper venue....can I ask a question about a certain part of the book.. ...thanks.

    August 3, 2012

  • Scott

    Great discussion... even when I didn't read the book!

    August 1, 2012

  • Lorraine L.

    Thank you all for a great discussion. The book was not a favorite, but I did enjoy reading it and I appreciated all the different points of view. Certainly made for a lively conversation!

    August 1, 2012

  • Lorraine L.

    Oh Amanda, I hope everything is good on the homefront.

    July 31, 2012

  • Amanda

    I'm so sorry I couldn't be there. At the last minute (literally 6:35pm), my husband had an emergency and I had to head his way. Just got home so I couldn't let anyone know. I'm sorry again.

    July 31, 2012

  • Lorraine L.

    Congrats LOUISE!!!!!

    July 31, 2012

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