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Jacksonville, FL

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May 7, 2012

What book(s) have you read recently that would make a great basis for stimulating conversation?

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.

What's your favorite nonfiction book ever?

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).

What's a novel that you read for a high school or college requirement that really stayed with you?

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 & non fiction. Have written and read Amazon book reviews. Like your approach to offering a selection so readers can choose a book they'd like. We've had some interesting discussions about a whole variety!

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. Nice friendly group of folks interested in books and reading. Interesting conversations.

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