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October Fiction Selection

From: user 7.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:34 PM
To those of you planning on attending Monday evening's 7pm discussion of Cold by Bill Streever, I look forward to seeing you and to our conversation!

I want to go ahead and get the ball rolling on our October meetup, scheduled for Tuesday the 19th. Since we are alternating monthly between fiction and non-fiction, this vote will be for a literary title. I am offering some suggestions here (all available on paperback!) and invite your contributions of more options or to go ahead and express interest in a couple so I can narrow it down to 3 for a group-wide official vote.

Here we go...

National Book Award Finalist
By Daniyal Mueenuddin
247 pages
Remarkable. . . . a poignant picture of Punjabi life." The Economist
see reviews, synopsis:


By Zoe Heller
368 pages
"A beautiful, oftentimes hilarious, razor-precise portrait of a family, a city, and an examination of the eternal and universal urge to embrace something, anything, greater than ourselves.? Richard Price, author of Lush Life
reviews at link:[masked]

By Lisa Genova
320 pages
"After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book.'" Beverly Beckham, The Boston Globe


By Alan Brennert
400 pages
"A dazzling historical novel."--The Washington Post
more here:

By Chris Cleave
304 pages
"Little Bee will blow you away....In restrained, diamond-hard prose, Cleave alternates between these two characters' points of view as he pulls the threads of their dark ? but often funny ? story tight. What unfolds between them... is both surprising and inevitable, thoroughly satisfying if also heart-rending." Washington Post
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