In October, six of us met to discuss Netherland by Joseph O’Neill. Everyone seemed to enjoy this novel about a man floating between cultures, between homelands and family. It is also a striking portrait of New York as seen through immigrant eyes in a post 9-11 world and not at all in the way you might expect. And for those of us who still had questions about the game ofRead More →

Four of us met to discuss The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. If you want to find out if it is possible to live by all of the biblical commandments then this book is for you. Jacobs’ biblical year is informative and highly amusing. Other books we are reading include: Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls Indigo Christmas by Jeanne Dams Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy GrannyRead More →

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We had four people meet to discuss The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. If you like your protagonist to be precocious, vivacious and whip smart then you will love Flavia DeLuce. Reviewers compared her to Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. There is mystery, chemistry and English eccentricity in spades in this novel. And if you can’t get enough of Flavia, then you can readRead More →