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Welcome to all you ladies who are 40+! It is your time to get out of the house and expand your mind with some great literature and food for thought! We are here:

*to share your thoughts and ideas over a book that you HAVE to talk about
*to start reading all those books you've been wanting to read
*to read a book that goes deeper than the latest fluff
*to get out of the house to have an adult conversation
*to start new friendships

We will meet once a month at our favorite coffee/wine bar. It is a great place to grab a drink or tasty snack as we mull over our book of the month. Our book choices will range from classic literature, current best sellers, and cult favorites. Some of my favorite reads have been from a genre I would not have tried!

So let's open the pages and start The New Chapter!

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THE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane Setterfield

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Looking for a gothic, historical fiction mystery book? Look no further . . . "All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist." (Goodreads)

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley/THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB'S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES

YUP! WE ARE HAVING 2 BOOKS AGAIN THIS MONTH!!! TOO MANY BOOKS TO READ AND NOT ENOUGH TIME! Book 1: THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB GUIDE'S TO SLAYING VAMPIRES by Grady Hendrix. This synopsis by Goodreads pretty much sums up why this book is on my TBR list: "Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend." Book 2: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley. Let's read (or re-read) a classic October book! Whether you've never read Frankenstein, or read it many years ago, there is always something new discover within its pages! Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. (Goodreads)

Book 1). ANXIOUS PEOPLE by F. Backman Book 2) OLIVE KITTERIDGE by E. STROUT

Book 1). ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Fredrik Backman A Fredrik Backman book? Yes, please! This is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition – its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires. (Goodreads) Book 2). OLIVE KITTRIDGE by Elizabeth Strout Our "oldie but a goodie" book this month is OLIVE KITTRIDGE. At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life – sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. (Goodreads)

undecided . . . but want a classic

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What Classic piece of literature should we read? Post comments below!!!

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