Thursday, May 2, 2013
Book Club Night
Last night our group of gals gathered for book club. I'm wondering if you doing something similar, how your club works. Do you spend much time discussing the book or move onto different topics? Do you meet at someone's house and how do you select the book? If you've been following for awhile, you know we are a group of five and we started back in the summer of 2007 and try to meet monthly. We rotate who picks the book and whose house we meet at - usually it is for dessert with an occasional dinner thrown in. We do a lot of just visiting too - it's always great to catch up with each other!
Our discussion this month was on the above book and below is the description. We all liked it and spent time discussing the characters and story. While not a true story, it certainly captures the time in the Nazi era. A good read but sad to read what victims went through....
In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers...
Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.
Our next read is a bit lighter and my pick....
This is the sequel to Firefly Lane that we read a couple years ago. I'm a huge Kristin Hannah fan and have read most (if not all) of her books. She is very good at developing characters with good plots, and after Firefly Lane, I did wonder what happened to the characters. I'm excited that the sequel is out, I've started it and like what I've read so far... hope the others do too!
Thanks to Anne for hosting us for dinner and dessert tonight... she had the prettiest flowers on her table. I can't remember what it is but I know it starts with an R!
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