Welcome to the February edition of Book Club Reads!
If your book club has been on hiatus over the holiday period, or if starting a book club is one of your 2017 resolutions, then we’re here to help you on your way and find a book that everyone will be dying to talk about!
Blogger Lizzy’s life is buzzing, happy, normal. Two gorgeous daughters, a handsome husband, destiny under control. Then a classmate of one daughter is callously bullied and the finger of blame is pointed at Beth’s clever, beautiful child. Shattered, shamed and frightened, two families must negotiate worlds of cruelty they are totally ill-equipped for.
Kit Gossard’s life is neatly mapped out. A secure photographic job. A partner ready to commit. A wedding in the family vineyard for her mother to preside over.
So why the apprehension? Why a hunger for something … more?
Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.
Don’t trust this book. Don’t trust these people. Don’t trust yourself. And whatever you do, DON’T give away that ending…A psychological thriller you cannot miss.
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humour and vividly colourful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of the country.
Posted on February 15, 2017 by Andrea
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