Robinson Meetup

We will discuss two books next month, Overseas and Almost Paradise.  This summer it's been hard to meet because everyone has so much going on.  Sorry for the cancellations.  For July's book: the author Susan Isaacs has been called the Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte of the modern era.   This book gets rave reviews on Amazon - the first part might be a bit rough, but stick with it.  It was suggested that this was an author that women should read because women authors are often slighted and not given the status of their male counterparts.  It is long, but reads very fast!

In ALMOST PARADISE, the romance of Jane and Nicky begins before they were born, and the book takes us through their lifetimes.  You will need several kleenex to get through the last few pages.  The story of two people (Jane and Nicholas) who seem to belong in the real world, who seem to share problems with the majority of people, and yet...the characters that Susan Isaacs creates become something different, they become people that'll stick in your mind, people that you'll think about long after you close the book. An emotional, deep and at the same time down-to-earth and funny love story- what else can you ask for?

 





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  • JoAnn

    I liked the book "Almost Paradise." My first book club was enjoyable and everyone was very relaxed and welcoming. Susan's questions regarding potential actors for Nicky and Jane lead to interesting comments. Thank you all. Hope to see you again soon.

    July 31

  • Becky

    A nice, casual meeting with a good conversation. Glad I got to go! Thanks, Susan, for all you do!

    July 30

  • JoAnn

    Hi Susan, Thank you for your reply. At this moment, my cousin and I are planning to head to Robinson tonight for the meeting as long as we do not get delayed by the tenant moving out of her rental property. We could be a little bit late. I did not read any of Overseas, but can participate in the discussion about Almost Paradise.

    1 · July 30

    • Susan

      Great the more the merrier. Don't worry about being late we are an easy going group. Look forward to meeting you.

      July 30

  • JoAnn

    I finally tracked down the book "Almost Paradise" by Susan Isaacs and spent the weekend reading the 482 pages. I also found the other book "Overseas" by Beatriz Williams at the same time, but will not have time to read the 454 pages by July 30. And I won't know until the last minute if I will be able to attend anyway. My cousin is flying in that morning and I don't know if she will be needing me that evening. This would be my first of I hope many events at Robinson, Moon/Sewickley, and other potential locations with the North Hills and South Hills Groups. I found "Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian and "That Summer in Sicily" by Marlena De Blasi, so I will be ready for the next event if you choose one of those books suggested. Is there food and drink service upstairs at Giant Eagle Market District -- or do we bring something up with us if we wish? How long do the sessions usually last? Thanks.

    July 28

    • Susan

      There are a lot of dinner choices available and we usually meet for two hours. We had some summer cancelations and I wanted to give anyone who wanted to discuss Overseas from before to do so. Please feel free to come even if you don't finish the book. Welcome to our group! !

      July 28

  • Janet

    Going to read my own choices! Books set in ITALY!! Getting ready to travel!

    June 24

    • Susan

      I'm going to select one of these for the August book club. I just can't decide which one. All three look so good. Downloaded "That Summer in Sicily".

      July 16

    • Janet

      Awesome!!

      July 16

  • Susan

    Anyone having problems RSVPing?

    June 24

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