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All the Living by C.E. Morgan
One summer, a young woman travels with her lover to the isolated tobacco farm he has inherited after his family dies in a terrible accident. As Orren works to save his family farm from drought, Aloma struggles with the loneliness of farm life and must find her way in a combative, erotically-charged relationship with a grieving, taciturn man. A budding friendship with a handsome and dynamic young preacher further complicates her growing sense of dissatisfaction. As she considers whether to stay with Orren or to leave, she grapples with the finality of loss and death, and the eternal question of whether it is better to fight for freedom or submit to love. All the Living has the timeless quality of a parable, but is also a perfect evocation of a time and place, a portrait of both age-old conflicts and modern life. It is an ode to the starve-acre Southern farm, the mountain landscape, and difficult love. In her lyrical and moving debut novel, C.E. Morgan recalls both the serenity of Marilynne Robinson and the shifting emotional currents and unashamed eroticism of James Salter. It is an unforgettable book from a major new voice.

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This is a meetup site dedicated to book discussion... What will be unique is if you have a book you love and would like to lead it as a discussion just let me know the book.... the date.... and the location and I'll post it for you. Try to give at least a month notice to give members the opportunity to get and read the book.... If you want to do trashy romance, classic literature, modern sci-fi... it's all fair game!

The good news is people will attend the books they like and don't have to attend the others. If we can build our community we'll have more opportunities to share books we love with each other...

If you'd like to become an organizer please let me know... I'd like to see if some one would be interested in leading a themed discussion such as Jane Austin, Steven King or even the Twilight Series... (hahaha... I know some of you are laughing at that one)

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