03 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe

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Mary Alice Monroe is my favorite southern fiction writer. Her characters are always so well developed. If the setting is important, she takes pains to make sure the place is it’s own character. I loved The Book Club, which I am reading for…. my book club. I felt like I was looking at my own circle of friends 10 or 15 years from now. We are all very close and I hate missing a meeting because it has become very important to me to have that time each month… but… about the book…

I liked that each woman had her own set of issues and experiences, yet came together for each other time and time again. This book packed a lot in – death of a spouse, cheating spouses, falling in love again, cancer, teenagers, and more. While at first glance that may seem overwhelming, it was done in a manner that made the book flow continuously. There wasn’t a moment where the plot dragged, it kept going at a good steady pace. This is well worth a read for any fan. If you enjoy this book, check out my favorite book by this author – The Beach House.

I can’t help by imagine my book club when reading this… I can kind of pick out which character which of my friends would identify with…

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From the Publisher

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding.

“Outwardly linked by their monthly book club meetings, five diverse women in suburban Chicago come to realize that they share more than just the books they read as they struggle with a number of life-changing issues and discover the true meaning and power of friendship.”–Library Journal

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