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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

This was our book club choice for June

Published: 2014

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 359 pages of story, 373 pages total

Setting: mostly Charleston, SC, but also Philadelphia, PA, 1803-1838

Summary: Short version: The life of Sarah and her slave, Handful, in 1800s Charleston Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This was my book club’s choice for May.

Published: 2011

Genre: fiction

Length: 308 pages of story, 322 pages total

Setting: San Francisco, present day

Summary: Short version: Victoria needs to figure out her life now that she’s an adult Continue reading

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Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott

This was our book club choice for April

Published: 2010

Genre: fiction

Length: 278 pages

Setting: southern California, present day

Summary: Short version: Rosie can’t hide her drug use from her parents forever Continue reading

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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

This was my book club choice for December.

Published: 2011

Genre: fiction

Length: 466 pages

Setting: a town in Rhode Island, about 2010

Summary: Short version: Infertility problems turn into gay rights issues Continue reading

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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

This was our book club choice for November. I had heard many people talk about it and thought it might be a good choice for us to read.

Subtitle: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Published: 2013

Genre: nonfiction historical sports

Length: 370 pages of story, 404 pages total

Setting: mostly 1899-1936, near Seattle, and 1936, Berlin

Summary: Short version: The background to the amazing men’s crew win in the Berlin Olympics Continue reading

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

This was my book club’s choice for October. I’d heard good things about it recently and was happy for the excuse to read it.

Published: 1943

Genre: fiction

Length: 493 pages

Setting: Brooklyn, 1900s-1920s

Summary: Short version: An unapologetic view of growing up in Brooklyn in the early 1900s. Continue reading

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Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

This is our book club choice for August.

Published: 2014

Genre: hard-boiled detective/mystery

Length: 436 pages

Setting: a big city (it felt like California, but I’m not sure it was explicitly stated), 1987

Summary: Short version: Ex-detective has to find the mass murder before he kills again Continue reading

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