The Aurora Book Club August Meetup

  • August 19, 2008 · 7:00 PM
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Hey everyone just wanted to send along the next list of choices for our book club. Please let me know your top three picks and the one with the most votes will be our next selection. Please send back choices by 7/31/08 so we all have enough time to get the next book and get reading. Look forward to meeting you all at the next meeting. This Week Weeks On List 1 THE SHACK, by William P. Young. (Windblown Media, $14.99.) A man whose daughter was abducted is invited to an isolated shack, apparently by God. (†) 7 2 WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen. (Algonquin, $13.95.) A young man — and an elephant — save a Depression-era circus. 44 3 THE KITE RUNNER, by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead, $15.95 and $14.) An Afghan-American returns to Kabul to learn how a childhood friend has fared. 44 4 THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho. (HarperOne, $13.95.) A Spanish shepherd boy travels to Egypt in search of treasure. 43 5 THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB, by Kate Jacobs. (Berkley, $14.) A group of women meet weekly at a New York City yarn shop. 27 6 NINETEEN MINUTES, by Jodi Picoult. (Washington Square, $15.) The aftermath of a high school shooting reveals the fault lines in a small New Hampshire town. 22 7 BAREFOOT, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $13.99.) Three women burdened by various problems (work, love, health) spend a transformative summer together on Nantucket. 4 8 THE ROAD, by Cormac McCarthy. (Vintage, $14.95.) A father and son travel in post-apocalypse America. 44 9 THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU AND ME), by Ann Brashares. (Riverhead, $14.) The bond between two sisters is tested by a romance with an old friend. 9 10 * THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER, by Kim Edwards. (Penguin, $14.) A doctor’s decision to secretly send his newborn daughter, who has Down syndrome, to an institution haunts everyone involved. 44 11 IN THE WOODS, by Tana French. (Penguin, $14.) An Irish detective investigating the murder of a 12-year-old girl returns to the woods where he experienced a terrible ordeal during his own childhood. 6 12 THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Penguin, $14.) In South Carolina in 1964, a teenage girl tries to discover the secret to her mother’s past. 3 13 * MY SISTER’S KEEPER, by Jodi Picoult. (Washington Square, $14.) A girl sues her parents after learning they want her to donate a kidney to her sibling. 22 14 TRUE TO THE GAME III, by Teri Woods. (Grand Central, $14.99.) Gangsters, crooked cops and a vicious killer pursue Gena in this conclusion to the True to the Game trilogy. 1 15 SECOND CHANCE, by Jane Green. (Plume, $15.) A group of 30-something friends reconsider their lives after one of their number is killed in a terrorist attack. 6 16 ON CHESIL BEACH, by Ian McEwan. (Anchor, $13.95.) A wedding night goes terribly wrong. 4 17 LOVING FRANK, by Nancy Horan. (Ballantine, $14.) A story of the romance between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney, and the scandal that followed when they left behind spouses and children. 12 18 * THE TENTH CIRCLE, by Jodi Picoult. (Washington Square, $15.) When his teenage daughter is date-raped, a comic-book artist is overwhelmed by rage he thought he had buried with his past. 2 19 OUT STEALING HORSES, by Per Petterson. (Picador, $14.) In a remote cabin, a Norwegian man circles around his memories of the past. 3 20 THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, by Ken Follett. (New American Library, $24.95 and $20.) Murder, arson and lust surround the building of a 12th-century cathedral. 34

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