RE: [flyleafbooklovers] October Fiction Selection

From: Evelyn D.
Sent on: Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:27 AM

Hi, Vanessa,

 

The two that stood out for me were first, Mueenuddin’s In other rooms, and Brennert’s Moloka’i. 

 

I’ve read Little Bee and can attest to the fact that this is a wonderful book about Nigeria.  The title character flees to England and, despite the best efforts of her employer/friend is forced to return to a highly uncertain fate.  Good opportunity to take about immigration laws here and abroad.

 

Evelyn

 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of vanessa
Sent: Wednesday, September 22,[masked]:35 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [flyleafbooklovers] October Fiction Selection

 

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
IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS
By Daniyal Mueenuddin
247 pages
Remarkable. . . . a poignant picture of Punjabi life." The Economist
see reviews, synopsis:
http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780393068009-0


THE BELIEVERS

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:
http://www.amazon.com/Believers-Novel-P-S-Zoe-Heller/dp/0061430218/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285172350&sr=1-1#reader_[masked]


STILL ALICE
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
link:
http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9781439102817-4


MOLOKA'I

By Alan Brennert
400 pages
"A dazzling historical novel."--The Washington Post
more here: http://www.amazon.com/Molokai-Alan-Brennert/dp/0312304358/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285172743&sr=1-1

LITTLE BEE
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
see more: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Bee-Novel-Chris-Cleave/dp/1416589643/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1285172909&sr=1-1


What do you think? What book would you most like to read?

Thanks!




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