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Subject: Crabgrass Frontier
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 10:04 AM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2011
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What's everyone reading for this category?  I have been checking the lists thread, but not many are updated.  I was thinking of re-reading a very funny book The Devil In The Junior League, but thought maybe I should stretch out and read something new.  I am not in the mood for a heavy, tearjerker.  So, what is your selection for that category?

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 11:43 AM ET
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Carole this book was one of the books In the Book club, but it didnt win.  well, I ordered it anyway so maybe you could put it back on the list for later this year.  cause I want to read my copy too

The Devil In The Junior League,

Or I can add it.

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 7:18 PM ET
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You add it this time and I'll vote for it!!

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 7:19 PM ET
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Anyone else have a suggestion?

Date Posted: 7/8/2012 3:11 PM ET
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I read and really liked Best Friends Forever. I recommend it. Something I've just recently read  is Tom Perrota's The Leftovers  Perrota has been described as a satirist with a heart and I think that that's about right for this novel. He really specializes in writing about  life in the 'burbs and manages to nail the details in a kind of deadpan humor way. Even though this is supposedly a story of post-"Rapture" American life it is, really, not at all about religion. It's about coping with change and moving on. Very funny, sad and wonderful.


Janet E.

Date Posted: 8/18/2012 8:33 AM ET
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The Wednesday Sisters  by Meg Waite Clayton.   Five women who live in Palo Alto form a friendship that bonds them throughout their lives as the experience all the ups and downs that life can hand to them.  Nice change from heavier reads.  3 stars

Date Posted: 8/18/2012 8:47 PM ET
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If any of you have not read Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons , by Lorna Lanvik, you might enjoy this story of a group of women in a suburban neighborhood who form a monthly book club through which they become really good friends, and see one another through some of the tough spots in life.

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