Auntie's Book Group Recommendations
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We at Auntie's love recommending books to our customers, friends and folks in our book clubs. This year, I am adding some additional pages which will shine the spotlight on Linda's Picks, recommedations from Library Reads (librarians) and from Book Browse, as well as YOU. If you have any books you'd like to share with others, please send along a review (it can be as informal as you like - even "I loved it!" will get the point across. Here's what Members Recommend so far. Also - our open-ended group - Your Choice Book Discussion - might offer some ideas for you.
Meanwhile, below are some of the books I recommended at our most recent Fandango which was held in October 2016. If your group chooses one or more of these titles, I'd love to hear from you with your group's reaction. Just send along your ideas to me at email@example.com. And if you're willing, I will add it to our Auntie's Readers page. Thanks for sharing your love of books with all of us at Auntie's!
Recommendations for October 2016
American Copper - Shann Ray (our guest speaker at the Fandango)
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra (Spokane is Reading selection for October 2016)
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg)
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
Golden Age by Jane Smiley
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Two Years Eight Months by Salmon Rushdie
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Missoula by John Krakauer
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
As Evelynne Lowry, the daughter of a copper baron, comes of age in early 20th century Montana, the lives of horses dovetail with the lives of people and her own quest for womanhood becomes inextricably intertwined with the future of two men who face nearly insurmountable losses--a lonely steer wrestler named Zion from the Montana highline, and a Cheyenne team roper named William Black Kettle, the
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena--dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.
A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality. Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale
A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal
A Best Book of the Year:
The Washington Post
San Francisco Chronicle
The Huffington Post
Kansas City Star
The New York Times bestselling "witty, atmospheric" (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: "A captivating page-turner" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).
Winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction
A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, BookPage
Soon to be a Netflix film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Harper's Bazaar - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The Guardian - The Kansas City Star - National Post - BookPage - Kirkus Reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE - A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.
A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.