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My Sister’s Books Review #89

One Thousand White Women

By: Jim Fergus

 

Set in 1875, May Dodd is among the group of women selected to marry the Cheyenne Indians as part of a program created by Grant to help assimilate Indians into a new way of life. May Dodd strikes the interest of the Chief and becomes one of his wives. May and her friends are soon thrusted into the Cheyenne tribes and find themselves forced to decide between two vastly different cultures.

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My Sister’s Books Review #88

Reconstructing Amelia
By: Kimberly McCreight

 

Kate Baron is a single mother and a successful, busy lawyer. Her work day is interrupted when she receives a call from her daughter’s school, stating that good girl, Amelia was in trouble. By the time she arrives to the school, Amelia is dead and Kate is left wondering what could have triggered these events. As the school brushes everything to the side, Kate digs through the intimate details of her daughter’s life, determined to find out the truth. Did Amelia really commit suicide or was she brutally murdered?

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My Sister’s Books Review #87

Leaving Time
By: Jodi Picoult

 

Young Jenna Metcalf has been searching for her Mom, Alice, for years. Alice loved elephants and worked with researching their characteristics and preserving their safety. Jenna, desperate for answers, seeks guidance from a troubled psychic and a depressed investigator. The trio will use Alice’s scientific journals to reconstruct the final days before her disappearance. Will Jenna ever find Alice, or is her mom lost forever?

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My Sister’s Books Review #7

Reading Group Choices – 2013

By: Reading Group Choices

 

This book is a must have for both reading groups and literature fans. It starts with a look back at 2011 and lists the top ten books from that year. Then it dives into a list of over 70 book suggestions to read for this year. The list includes a wide range of genres, so there is a book for almost everyone. Each book is then featured with the cover photo, a brief summary and quotes from other readers in order to help make the selection process easier. Once a book is chosen for a reading group, this handy guide can then assist in the discussion, since it provides a list of ‘Conversation Starters” for each of the books!

I highly recommend this book as guide for all adult reading groups this year.

 

Note: This review was written for the bookstore My Sister’s Books.

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