Literary Freedom Book Group
|The Literary Freedom Book Group|
Meets: 6 p.m. - 4th Wednesday of the month (except in November & December - meet Monday due to holidays)
Focus: broad range of fiction with an occasional nonfiction title - in November/December, members choose books for the following year
January 25 -- The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
February 22 -- Black River by Sarah Hulse
March 22 -- The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
April 26 -- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
May 24 -- Slade House by David Mitchell
June 28 -- The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
July 26 -- Beloved by Toni Morrison
August 23 -- Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
September 27 -- Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
October 25 -- Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
November 20 (special day/time 5:45) -- The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
December 27 -- She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
The New York Times Bestseller
"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." --Malcolm Gladwell
An Indie Next Title An Indies Introduce Title Long-listed for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Impressive . . . A] tough, honest novel by a surprisingly wise young writer. Washington Post
A complex and powerful story putBlack Riveron the must-read list. Seattle Times
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.
"Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book ReviewA New York Times Bestseller
The New York Times bestseller by the author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, National Post, BookPage, and Kirkus ReviewsKeep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door.
Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus Review
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened.
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
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
In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.