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I finished this book thinking to myself, I can't believe I've never read any of Ian McEwan's work! He is that good a writer. This kept me on the edge of my seat, entertained and thoughtful. Book clubs should grab this for their next meeting - would make for a great discussion!
An amazing read by first time author, Emma Hooper. This book is a beautiful tale of love and devotion, friendship, and survival. I enjoyed every page, gave it to my sister and am waiting patiently for whatever else she may write! I especially loved James - such a wonderful surprise!
For all lovers of Gone Girl and books that keep you guessing until the end, this is the book for you! I couldn't wait to get out of the cold weather and curl up with this book each night. I loved the London setting and the surprise twist of an ending.
With the recent release of Marilynne Robinson's novel, Lila, I was curious about her pulitzer prize winning prequel, Gilead. All I can say is that she so deserves the Pulitzer and this book will be on the Literary Classics shelf in years to come. Beautifully descriptive and heart wrenching. I plan to read Lila next!
Another advanced reader's copy that I was given and pleasantly surprised by. So much imagination has gone in to this novel - intertwining characters lives and at the same time we see each so clearly. So different and so enjoyable!
Our January book club pick and a great choice! You will follow the lives of friends that form a bond at a summer camp and follow that bond throughout the most important parts of their lives. You will see how they change and grow, remain devoted to one another but at the same time become loyal to themselves.
The immigrant experience is one I always find interesting - especially when it takes place in Boston's North End. I love this area now ( I make a point to go every time I visit my son at college) and am fascinated with what it must have been like at the turn of the century. This is the story of a family that struggles and survives while finding love and friendship. A wonderful novel by the author of the Red Tent!
When a Random House rep. recommended this children's book , I was intrigued. What a treat to return to childhood - to imagination and first friendships and insecurities and a parent's love. Such a well written, lovely story!