Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Book Group

Banister Book Group
Tuesday,  September 27, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.   A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly.  In 1906 at a hotel in the Adirondacks, Mattie gets caught up in the disappearance of a young couple who had gone out together in a rowboat. Mattie spoke with the young woman, Grace Brown, just before the fateful boating trip, when Grace gave her a packet of love letters and asked her to burn them. When Grace is found drowned, Mattie reads the letters and finds that she holds the key to unraveling the girl's death and her beau's mysterious disappearance. Grace Brown's story is a true one (it's the same story told in Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and in the film adaptation, A Place in the Sun), and author Jennifer Donnelly masterfully interweaves the real-life story with Mattie's, making her seem even more real. Amazon.com

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  Settle down to enjoy a rousing good ghost story with Diane Setterfield's debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale. Setterfield has rejuvenated the genre with this closely plotted, clever foray into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies, and half-truths. She never cheats by pulling a rabbit out of a hat; this atmospheric story hangs together perfectly.  Amazon.com

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares.  Readers tantalized by the possibilities of past lives and soul-mate connections will devour this unabashed romance, which has the heart-pounding pace and tone of a beach novel.  Booklist

No comments: