Book Club in a Bag
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet [kit] : a novel by Jamie Ford When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War ll are uncovered during removations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment. A story of childhood friendship, innocent love and father son relationships, this will lead to a rich discussion and review of the history of this period.
Cutting for stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese. A great title for book clubs, this is the story of twin brothers born of a secret union beween an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Ethiopia. They are orphaned by their mother's death and father's disappearance but share a fascination with surgery. The story moves between Addis Ababa and New York City and is filled with medical details. Love, betrayal and tragedy provide an unforgettable read.
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Prodigal summer: a novel [kit] by Barbara Kingsolver
The red tent [kit] by Anita Diamant
Stiff [kit]: the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach — This unusual and thought-provoking book club selection covers topics from medicinal mummies to cadaver models for crash-test dummies. The writer presents a well-researched, lively discussion of offbeat ways that the dead have served the living and treats medical as well as ethical issues.
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
March by Geraldine Brooks
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — Credited by some as the first true Romance novel, this classic tale of a young governess who falls in love with her employer is full of drama and passion. Evidence of the book's enduring appeal is over 600 Amazon.com reviewers have rated this book 5 stars.
The Help [kit] by Kathryn Stockett
This title is a natural for book group discussion. It is a tale of three women in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960's and concerns their personal experiences with racial issues during the civil rights era. A deeply moving tale that has remained on the bestseller list for over 70 weeks.