Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Banister Book Group

Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith.

If you haven't discovered Lee Smith yet, this is the book to start with. The story is told in the unique form of letters spanning the life of Ivy Rowe. Ivy was born around the turn of the century in a small cabin in the southern Appalachians. If you have spent any time in this part of the country, Ivy's letters will bring their beauty back into fresh focus. Her letters also reflect the poverty and difficulty of life in the back woods. Ivy rebels against this way of life and grows up with the hope of making something of herself. This book though, is far from a Cinderella story. Ivy is far too human.

Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas Cook.

Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon.

Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

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