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PostSubject: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Sun May 25, 2008 11:38 pm

Please post your suggestion(s) for our July reading in this thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Mon May 26, 2008 1:33 am

Redemption Song by Bertice Berry

andTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Wed May 28, 2008 2:53 am


Sarah's Psalm

A Novel


by Florence Ladd


As the modern civil rights movement intensifies, Sarah Stewart finds herself leading a life of "Negro firsts." Not only is she a Harvard doctoral student in literature and a Wellesley graduate, she's married to an M.I.T. graduate student from a wealthy black family. All is perfect for Sarah, except for her growing obsession with Abrahim Mangane, a Senegalese writer and subject of her doctoral thesis. When she finally travels to Africa, meeting Mangane becomes a fantasy come true: he's handsome, brilliant, rich, and wants to help her in her career--a combination that threatens to change Sarah's life forever.
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Wed May 28, 2008 5:58 am

These are all excellent books. GQ I have a copy of To Kill a Mocking Bird. It would be good to read it again and get some dialogue from other points of view.
Reading the summary of Sarah's Psalm is intriguing. I like reading novels that uplift or tells a story about our successful people traveling to Africa (which I would love to visit).
I will vote from the current selection. I probably will read all three.
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Wed May 28, 2008 6:24 am

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These are all excellent books. GQ I have a copy of To Kill a Mocking Bird. It would be good to read it again and get some dialogue from other points of view.

I read To Kill a Mocking Bird way back when, I think it was in highschool. It was one of those FORCED reading and I don't think I fully appreciated the book back then. I do remember liking it though, but would love to read it again as a muture adult : smile_tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Thu May 29, 2008 4:40 am

I would definitely like to read "To kill a Mocking bird". I read that book in High School as well. I doubt I remember a thing about it, I think that will be a good book to read.
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:35 pm



The Corsican Woman
(1988)
A novel by
Madge Swindells

Sybilia Rocca is beautiful, gentle and intelligent. But she is also Corsican and in her blood run the intense passions of her race ... passions that drive her to shoot her father-in-law before stunned witnesses in the small square of a sea-swept town set high on a Corsican cliffside. What is the terrible secret the dark act of treachery twenty years before that compels Sybilia to carry out her vendetta? Virtually everyone in the village knows, yet the unwritten law of their culture keeps them silenced. And now Sybilia is fighting for her life, gripped by a passion strong enough to destroy it ...

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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:41 pm




Hannibal Rising

(The fourth book in the Hannibal Lecter series) (2005) A novel by Thomas Harris

HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERS IN ALL OF LITERATURE. AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVIL IS REVEALED.

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France. But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.

He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death's prodigy.

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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:25 pm

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Hannibal Rising

(The fourth book in the Hannibal Lecter series) (2005) A novel by Thomas Harris

HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERS IN ALL OF LITERATURE. AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVIL IS REVEALED.

Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France. But Hannibal's demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.

He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death's prodigy.

I saw dey movie to this th_mrgreen
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:21 pm

Queen_AKA wrote:


Sarah's Psalm
A Novel


by Florence Ladd


As the modern civil rights movement intensifies, Sarah Stewart finds herself leading a life of "Negro firsts." Not only is she a Harvard doctoral student in literature and a Wellesley graduate, she's married to an M.I.T. graduate student from a wealthy black family. All is perfect for Sarah, except for her growing obsession with Abrahim Mangane, a Senegalese writer and subject of her doctoral thesis. When she finally travels to Africa, meeting Mangane becomes a fantasy come true: he's handsome, brilliant, rich, and wants to help her in her career--a combination that threatens to change Sarah's life forever.

This book sounds interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:31 am

Thanks cajun2k2. You can get a copy from Barnes and Noble.
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:52 am

cajun2k2 wrote:
Queen_AKA wrote:


Sarah's Psalm
A Novel


by Florence Ladd



As the modern civil rights movement intensifies, Sarah Stewart finds herself leading a life of "Negro firsts." Not only is she a Harvard doctoral student in literature and a Wellesley graduate, she's married to an M.I.T. graduate student from a wealthy black family. All is perfect for Sarah, except for her growing obsession with Abrahim Mangane, a Senegalese writer and subject of her doctoral thesis. When she finally travels to Africa, meeting Mangane becomes a fantasy come true: he's handsome, brilliant, rich, and wants to help her in her career--a combination that threatens to change Sarah's life forever.

This book sounds interesting...

it does!! th_yes-1

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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:13 am

I am liking Sarah's Psalm. The excerpt is leading me to get a copy for myself even if we don't vote for it. I want to see how the Senegalese capture her brain. Both men in her life are educated...
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PostSubject: Re: Village Book Club Suggestion(s) for JULY   Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:24 am

Yes Bellah, I just started reading it and it is a very interesting book. You should definitely get a copy.
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