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What is West Palm Beach Reading? February 13, 2008

Posted by bookgoddess in Books, Just for Mystery Lovers Book Club, Literature, Mysteries, readers, Reading, Second Saturday Book Club, West Palm Beach Public Library.
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Here are some recommendations from members of the Second Saturday Book Club:

Joan – The Lady from Buenos Aires by John Lantigua

Willie Cuesta is a Miami private eye.  In this series entry, the mystery focuses on a woman who “disappeared” in Argentina more than twenty years ago. 

Kathleen – Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver and its sequel, Pigs in Heaven.

In fact, she recommends pretty much anything by Kingsolver.  I myself think The Poisonwood Bible is a brilliant novel and not to be missed.

Lois – Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner

An English teacher in Japan receives a bequest from her mentor, a Hiroshima survivor.  Excellent reviews.

Tina – The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

A bookish biographer finds herself in the middle of a mystery.  Very atmospheric – is it a ghost story or not?

The Pure in Heart by Susan Hill

The second in the Simon Serrailler mystery series – a very well-crafted British mystery with much to say about human relationships.

William – The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

An Oprah pick and reportedly a wonderfully readable historical novel about the building of a cathedral in the twelfth century.  The February selection of the Just for Mystery Lovers Book Club, which will meet February 23rd at 10:30 a.m.

What are you reading?  I’d love to hear your recommendations, too.


The Book Goddess


1. Helen - February 20, 2008

Thought I would share what some of us are reading up here in the Pacific Northwest. What is the What by Dave Eggers; A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini; The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer; Case Histories by Kate Atkinson; The Girls by Lori Lansens; The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier; Loving Frank by Nancy Horan; Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky…just to name a few.

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