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Thoughts on our virgin expedition
Let's so with something relatively easy this first time around, so people can get into the groove of being in a book club and learning how to discuss themes and characters and stories and the like. I'd go further and suggest something straight fiction (like In the Company of the Courtesan or Water for)or "popular" non-fiction (like Confederates in the Attic or Down and Out in Paris and London or Strip City).

Also, when making your book suggestions, please link to a review or synopsis if you can, so people can learn about the book and vote in a more educated way. 

Thoughts?

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lastwordy_mcgee From: lastwordy_mcgee Date: August 23rd, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Water for Elephants

That was the second fiction suggestion -- amazon.com review is here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1565124995/ref=br_lf_m_7/002-5114308-6336049?ie=UTF8&s=books

cellymcfae From: cellymcfae Date: August 23rd, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree that we should start with something relatively simple, so make a poll? (I will if you like...)
gkingsley From: gkingsley Date: August 23rd, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're so smart. I like the poll idea too.
fcukedupblonde From: fcukedupblonde Date: August 23rd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've just started reading a book yesterday called The Abortionists Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde. Its a pretty easy read and i'm liking it up to now. Not found a review yet but i'll have a looksie when i can.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 23rd, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Make sure it's available both in the UK and the US, please :)
lastwordy_mcgee From: lastwordy_mcgee Date: August 23rd, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Stupid LJ

The above comment is from me.
fcukedupblonde From: fcukedupblonde Date: August 23rd, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Synopsis
'The problem was Megan had just taken the second half of her ecstasy when her father called with the news'. Nineteen-year-old university student Megan Thompson is beautiful, cool, clever and sexy - the kind of girl boys fall in love with. She's mostly steered clear of family life since the death of her younger brother. That is until the day she hears her mother, Diana, has been found floating face down in their swimming pool. Diana, as Director of the Center for Reproductive Choice, was a national figure who inspired passions and made enemies. Detective Huck Berlin is brought in to investigate the case when it becomes clear that Diana was murdered. Several people have quarrelled with Diana on that fateful day, not least Frank, her husband of twenty years, and her wayward child. Now, father and daughter are thrown together in an unexpected twist of family life. Set in a small town in Colorado, "The Abortionist's Daughter" is an utterly compelling novel of family secrets, dark passion and, ultimately, catharsis for those whose lives have become so strangely entwined. 'A remarkably lucid and authoritative novelist' - John Irving. 'Like Anne Tyler, Hyde captures the quirky, heartbreaking core of a character and puts it on the page with shining prose' - "Publishers Weekly".

The author is American and says it was published in the US earlier this year x
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