Jacksonville, FLUSA 32223
May 7, 2012
Hologram for a King about globalization, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand about integration of immigrants in Great Britain, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Lucky Child about a Jewish childhood under Naziism, Sandcastle Girls about the Armenian Genocide, Between Shades of Gray about Lithuanian deportations under Soviet rule.
No one favorite stands out-so very many good books out there... Last year: enjoyed The Secret of Chanel Number 5- a book about the perfume and its creator , Ellis's First Family- about the marriage of Abigail and John Adams, Greg Mortenson's Stones for Schools- second book about the humanitarian effort to build schools in Pakistan- educating both sexes, Assassin's Accomplice ( About the female member of the conspiracy in Lincoln's assassination plot) , Dietrich Bonhoeffer biography by Metaxas ( really excellent biography about resistance in the 3d Reich), Long Walk ( by Rawicz about escape from a Gulag prison camp) . Recently: Unorthodox( Leaving an Orthodox community), Escape From Camp 14 ( N. Korea), and Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley ( Jacksonville historical).
No Exit by Jean Sartre in French Literature class my freshman year in 1969.
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Love to read good literature- both fiction and non fiction. Have written and read Amazon book reviews. Like your approach to offering a selection of books for readers to choose a book they'd like from the list.
Anne, Thanks for arranging a very enjoyable evening and for suggesting some interesting books . Planning to attend December' s meetup. Nice friendly group. Interesting conversations.