Chicagoland book clubs
Red Tent Book Club
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Red Tent book club (handout, HANDOUT / April 5, 2012)
Our favorite book is "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks, based on historical fact. Despite the plague horrors, it was filled with hope. Playing ring around the rosie takes on a different meaning after reading this book.
"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski was terribly disappointing. It is a modern day tragedy/downer.
We would love to meet Ernest Hemingway and would ask him if he would care to enjoy a glass of absinthe in our company.
We rate each book on a scale of one to 10 for personal enjoyment and book club value.
Books we've loved: "We Need to Talk About Kevin" by Lionel Shriver, "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See and "Under the Banner of Heaven" by Jon Krakauer.
Upcoming books: "Clapton: The Autobiography" by Eric Clapton, "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan, "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand, and "Laura," the classic mystery by Vera Caspary.
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