RE: [The-Raleigh-30-40-Something-Book-Club-M­eetup] Next Months Book Selection

From: user 6.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:00 PM

I looked up some books that were movies this year (since we started with the My Sister’s Keeper book/recent movie)

Here were some interesting ones:

 

 

The Stoning of Soraya M.

Based on: THE STONING OF SORAYA M. by Freidoune Sahebjam

In a world of secrecy, corruption and injustice, a single courageous voice can tell a true story that changes everything.

This is what lies at the heart of the emotionally charged experience of The Stoning of Soraya M. Based on an incredible true story, this powerful tale of a village’s persecution of an innocent woman becomes both a daring act of witness and a compelling parable about mob rule. Who will join forces with the plot against her, who will surrender to the mob, and who will stand up for what’s right. It is both a classic fable of good and evil and an inspiring tribute to the many fighting against injustice around the world, The Stoning of Soraya M. was a rousing runner-up to Slumdog Millionaire as the Audience Favorite at the Toronto Film Festival.

Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo stars in the heroic role of Zahara, an Iranian woman with a burning secret. When a journalist is stranded in her remote village, she takes a bold chance to reveal what the villagers will stop at nothing to keep hidden.

 

Coco Before Chanel

Based on: L'IRREGULIERE, OU MON ITINERAIRE CHANEL by Edmonde Charles-Roux

A little girl who is sent with her sister to an orphanage in the heart of France, who waits in vain every Sunday for her father to come for her…

A cabaret performer with a weak voice who sings to an audience of drunken soldiers…

A humble seamstress, who stitches hems at the back of a provincial tailor’s shop…

A young, skinny courtesan, to whom protector Étienne Balsan offers a safe haven, amongst the idle and decadent…

A woman in love who knows she will never be anyone’s wife, refusing marriage even to Boy Capel, the man who returned her love…

A rebel who finds the conventions of her time oppressive, and instead dresses in her lovers’ clothes…
This is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style

 

 

The Soloist

Based on: THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez

In The Soloist, an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives

 

 

Kim Wilcenski

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Wendy
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:26 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [The-Raleigh-30-40-Something-Book-Club-Meetup] Next Months Book Selection

 

I've already read Eat Pray Love and The Kite Runner, both were good books.


Here are a few more suggestions:

 

Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving due out in Oct

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel -  Jeannette Walls due out in Oct

The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks due early Sept

The Shack - William P. Young
The Girls from Ames - Jeffrey Zaslow

 

I look forward to reading our next selection :)

 

Wendy

 

 


-----Original Message-----
From: Suzanne C <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wed, Aug 12,[masked]:05 pm
Subject: [The-Raleigh-30-40-Something-Book-Club-Meetup] Next Months Book Selection

Hello Ladies,

Last nights meetup was fun and I am looking forward to the next one!
We have decided that we will all vote on the next book.
So please send me your suggestions (for September and future meetups).
I have heard the following books are great reads for bookclubs:

-Eat Pray Love
-The Kite Runner
-The Time Traveler's Wife
-Three Cups of Tea
-The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo

Once I receive your top picks I will send out an email and we can vote.

Thanks,
Suzanne




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