Sunday, May 06, 2007

Recommended for Book clubs

Under a section titled Great Reads in People (April 30 issue), the book reviewers of the magazine recommend the following for Book Clubs:

Easter Everywhere: A Memoir by Darcey Steinke
To My Dearest Friends by Patricia Volk
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve.

The book that really sounds interesting though is the one highlighted on page 49 as the Critic's Choice titled, If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation, a memoir by Janine Latus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A great new book to read is Still the Monkey. Here's what the Midwest Book Review thought of this work of Historical Fiction. Enjoy!

"Author Alivia C. Tagliaferri became inspired to write Still the Monkey: What Happens to Warriors After War after she visited the Walter Reed Medical Center in the summer of 2003, and saw first hand the casualties of the War on Terror. Her later interview with a former Marine and Vietnam Veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder helped cement her determination to express the devastating toll of war. Still the Monkey is a historical fiction novel about a Vietnam veteran plagued with pain and sickness, and his fateful meeting with an Iraq veteran who lost both his legs. For ten days inside the walls of Walter Reed's Monologue House, the two of them begin a painful yet ultimately cathartic progression toward healing and learning to live again, one day at a time. A poignant and powerful novel, written out of the deepest respect and admiration for the men and women who put their lives on the line for the sake of their nation. - Midwest Book Review"