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Single Parents - Divorced Adults Group Message Board › SPDA Book Club Ideas

SPDA Book Club Ideas

allie a.
user 18521111
Madison, WI
Post #: 12
I wouldn't mind reading Song of Solomon again. It was a long time ago.

My sister just recommended a book to me about raising teens that I would enjoy if it applies to other members : Get Out of My Life but first take me and Cheryl to the mall.

I've wanted to read something by Jared Diamond - he wrote Guns, Germs and Steel. A book I've heard a lot about is Collapse How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Apparently it would generate a lot of discussions...

I will also add another vote to The Descendants.

Madison, WI
Post #: 29
How about one of these books for a future meeting:

Edible book festival
Oregon, WI
Post #: 2
HI Rick, I am up for that idea. do you have a specific book in mind?
Oregon, WI
Post #: 3
Hi, my name is Laura Schroff, and An Invisible Thread is the story of my friend, Maurice, and me. We met on 56th street in Manhattan in 1986, when I was a 35-year-old single, successful ad sales executive, and he was an 11-year-old homeless panhandler. He asked me for spare change; I ignored him and kept walking. But something made me stop, and turn around, and go back to him, and that day I took him to lunch at McDonalds. We met the Monday after that, and the following Monday, and every Monday for the next four years, and hundreds of times after that. Today, 25 years later, we are still great friends.

An Invisible Thread is the story of how Maurice changed my life, and I his. It is the story of how two people who needed each other somehow became unlikely friends, against all odds. It is the story of the mysterious, unseen connections that exist between people who are destined to meet—and how, if only we open our eyes and our hearts to them, these connections can be the great blessings of our lives.

What do you think about this one? Beth
A former member
Post #: 51
I scanned through several lists of book club ideas and submit these for consideration. They were all recommended by multiple book clubs and all have very positive overall reviews on Amazon.

"After You" by Julie Buxbaum­

"Man of the House" by Ad Hudler­

"In the Land of Invisible Women" by Qanta Ahmed­

"Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan­

"Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri­

"The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro­

"Disgrace" by J. M. Coetzee­

"What is the What" by Dave Eggers­

"Strength is What Remains" by Tracy Kidder­

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