Karen / Literary Fiction / Mainstream Fiction / Women's Fiction / Young Adult

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

It is a difficult to determine if Alice Hoffman’s newest novel, Faithful, is a teen novel with an adult theme or an adult novel that feels like a teen read. When the novel begins, the main character, Shelby Richmond, is a typical teen that has just had her life completely upended when tragedy strikes. This … Continue reading

Book Club Books / History / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

This quarter’s non-fiction book club selection, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, is a whopping 558 page travelogue/history of Paris between the 1830s through the early 1900s. In these pages, McCullough tells the tale of the Americans that were brave enough, fortunate enough, or foolish enough to make the difficult trek from America to France. … Continue reading

Book Club Books / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Science

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Who would ever imagine that a book about the Periodic Table of the Elements could be so enjoyed by anyone other than chemists or physicists? Well, Sam Kean did and the outcome was the VERY interesting Disappearing Spoon. And the attendees of the Non-Fiction Book Discussion could not agree more. First, any ideas where the … Continue reading