Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Moss Bluff Book Chat: January 18, 2011

Book Chat is a weekly meeting at the Moss Bluff Library that allows people to get together and discuss what they are currently reading, as well as get ideas on what to read next.

We have also begun a “Book of the Month,” which will be handed out for all members to discuss on a specific date. Our first book is The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards, which will be discussed on February 1st. Copies are still available for those wishing to participate.

Below are a couple books readers discussed at the January 18th meeting.

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

Kaye Gibbons’ debut novel from 1987 Ellen Foster follows the titular character Ellen, 11, as she searches for a good family and home following the suicide of her mother. Despite a series of adverse events, Ellen remains determined at all times until she gets what she wants. Ellen Foster is a coming-of-age tale that makes for a quick and heart-warming read.

Find it at your library!

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver, author of The Poisonwood Bible, ties together the stories of three different characters in southern Appalachia in Prodigal Summer. The novel focuses on each character’s connection to nature and how important such a connection is. Kingsolver has both a talent for vivid, almost tangible, descriptions of settings and a versatility in writing that allows each character a distinct voice. Her strengths intertwine to make Prodigal Summer an absorbing book.

Find it at your library!

(Images from: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375703058; http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Prodigal-Summer-Barbara-Kingsolver?isbn=9780060959036&HCHP=TB_Prodigal+Summer)

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