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Old 01-02-2015, 03:21 AM
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January 2015 Book Club

Welcome to 2015. Hope 2014 was a good year to you. This months book club theme is


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Old 01-02-2015, 07:50 AM
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I just started reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Here is a blurb from amazon:
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office—leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.
But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . .
Johannes’ gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand—and fear—the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society where gold is worshipped second only to God, to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society, and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation . . . or the architect of their destruction?


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Wow Felicia, sounds exciting!
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I started reading Alaska by James Michener last month, but am less than halfway through. It is a massive book! James Michener is one of my all-time favorite authors, and most of his books are very long. Anyway, I am wondering if I can claim this book for my January book club selection, assuming I can finish it with everything else going on! If not, I will select something else for this month. Please advise.
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:44 AM
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Ellen: It's a really good book so far!!

Laura: I have several books by James Michener and they are long!! I haven't read Alaska yet but I will! It's looking at me on the bookshelf saying pick me, pick me! Can't wait to hear what you think about it.

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Old 01-03-2015, 09:32 AM
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Lila
by Marilynne Robinson


Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church—the only available shelter from the rain—and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.
Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves
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