Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

Note - I am eliminating the normal $2 charge for the meeting - HOWEVER - I do ask that you commit to spending $10 at the restaurant. I will only ask this for this December meeting.


We are reserving a space in one of their second floor rooms, and I want them to do this again for us if we ask.

Booklist

*Starred Review* This superlative dark, wintry debut is set in a small town in upstate New York. Nora Hamilton oversleeps one morning to find that her husband, Brendan, has hung himself. Nora is bereft, and she struggles to reconcile Brendan’s suicide with their seemingly happy life together and with his job as a cop in his hometown. Her mother-in-law, a cold, forbidding woman, blames Nora, who tries talking to his partner, a cop who was also Brendan’s best friend, but he advises her to move on with her life. Nora can’t move on, not without some answers, and as she starts digging, she uncovers secrets about her husband and the town, the kind of secrets that people will do anything, including murder, to cover up. The ravages of winter impede her progress, but she plows on, determined to learn why Brendan never confided in her, but the answers prove more shocking than anything she might have imagined. These well-defined characters take us on an emotional roller-coaster ride through the darkest night, with blinding twists and occasionally fatal turns. This is a richly woven story that not only looks at the devastating effects of suicide but also examines life in a small town and explores the complexity of marriage. Fans of Nancy Pickard, Margaret Maron, and C. J. Box will be delighted to find this new author. --Stacy Alesi

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  • Sue

    Really liked the start of the book but my enthusiasm tapered off mid-way. Good establishment of setting but character development and motivation seemed a bit weak.

    December 19, 2013

  • Rachel

    Jeff and I have been circling for parking. Be in soon as we find something.

    December 18, 2013

  • Cara

    Hi Tom. Coming back from work event in lahaska. Lots of traffic, but I'll be there!

    December 18, 2013

  • Tom

    Attending:

    Tom
    Cara
    Molly
    Jen B
    Bob
    Sue
    Caitlin
    Christine
    Monica R
    Jeff H
    Joan Patrick
    Rachel

    I will see you there! Please remember - I'm not asking for the 2 bucks to attend, but do ask that you plan on spending $10 at the restaurant.

    I will be getting there a bit early. We have a room upstairs rented under the name 'Tom Walls' (that's me)

    December 18, 2013

  • Tom

    Hi - I will get there around 645 - see you then

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join but I just joined the book club...

    December 15, 2013

    • Tom

      Hope to see you in JAN or FEB

      December 16, 2013

  • Gina K.

    Hi, found out I will be traveling to Baltimore that day and will not be back in time. Sorry to miss this! Happy Holidays.

    December 16, 2013

  • Beverley F.

    Haven't had the chance to read the book as yet, so will not make it this time... hope you all have fun! Happy Holidays! See you all in the New Year!

    December 14, 2013

  • Marianne

    Sorry I have to cancel. I really enjoyed the book, but I babysit and with the location being in Phoenixville I won't be able to make it on time.

    December 11, 2013

  • kathy

    I read the book, but I am not sure if I can make it, so I am changing my RSVP to 'no' just in case.

    December 11, 2013

  • Drew

    Sorry Tom. Read the book but now will be out of town for work. Was looking forward to it.

    December 4, 2013

  • Kelly

    I also need to cancel. The prior location was closer to work and I would be able to get there on time. I hope to make it next time.

    December 3, 2013

  • Lois R.

    So sad to cancel as this is the first book the group picked that I recommended but I can't handle driving in the dark to an unfamiliar place in an already stressful week. See y'all next year.

    December 3, 2013

  • Pamela

    I just had to cancel my RSVP as but am unable to make the meeting. It's a crazy time of year work-wise so I don't want to commit to going and have someone else miss the opportunity to attend because I cancelled too late :-)

    December 3, 2013

  • Tom

    Location change - 2nd floor of Molly Maguire's

    Note - I am eliminating the normal $2 charge for the meeting - HOWEVER - I do ask that you commit to spending $10 at the restaurant. I will only ask this for this December meeting.


    We are reserving a space in one of their second floor rooms, and I want them to do this again for us if we ask.

    December 3, 2013

  • Bob

    Just finished the book and I have to say "wow!". I had a hard time putting it down. Fortunately, it was a quick read.

    December 2, 2013

  • Tom

    Respond to the thread in Discussion Board if you have an idea for a place.

    November 12, 2013

  • Tom

    Please note - we are looking for a place to hold this meeting. The back up place is Rock Bottom...

    November 12, 2013

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