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Read Together Palm Beach County February 26, 2008

Posted by bookgoddess in Book Clubs, Books, Fiction, library programs, Public libraries, readers, Reading, Second Saturday Book Club, West Palm Beach Public Library.
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The people have spoken!  “The Book” has been announced!  And it is…

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards.

As of this moment, there are 765 reviews on Amazon.com, averaging 3 stars.  It is #10 on the Most Requested – New Favorites list on ReadingGroupGuides.com.  So a lot of people out there are reading and talking about this book.

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter was the November 2007 selection of the Second Saturday Book Club, and I can tell you that the themes – family relationships, people with disabilities, and keeping secrets – make for good discussion topics.

There will be a number of opportunities for people to get together and talk about this book.  We will have at least one discussion at the West Palm Beach Public Library (date and time to be announced).  And there will be other events including an appearance by the author and a dramatic presentation by Palm Beach DramaWorks.  For more information, visit the “Read Together Palm Beach County” webpage.

Please consider organizing a discussion at your workplace, community organization, or house of worship.  (Click here for discussion questions.)  It’s so important to read, but it’s even better when you share your thoughts with other readers.

Happy Reading!

The Book Goddess

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1. Nathan - February 27, 2008

I can’t hide my disappointment with this, wow, this was one of the worst books I’ve ever read…

Especially for a county-wide reading initiative, I can’t imagine a better book to pick that will convince the occasional reader that, in fact, television is a more worthwhile pursuit of their time.

I’m not slinging any barbs at the Book Goddess or the libraries, I know this was all a vote open to residents of PBC. I just don’t get it, this book had a neat premise, but it was poorly executed. The writing was sloppy and the delivery was so so dull.


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