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Book n' Buddies - Marge Geiger & Diane Vanderpoel

It’s that time again that we must say adieu. The books chosen for this year were very well received. We were introduced to an art theft in 1944 by Jojo Moyes’ novel The Girl I Left Behind.

We then read a contemporary novel by Donna Tartt entitled The Goldfinch which began with an explosion and subsequent art theft at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and demonstrated the culture changes we are experiencing in business and beyond.

Followed by another Jojo Moyes’ novel entitled After You , a sequel to Me Before You 2016 pick.

The next title is Boys in a Boat by Daniel James Brown, the story of our U.S. Olympians who won the gold medal during Hitler’s Olympic games.

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult was our next choice. The story of a young Amish girl pregnant, unmarried, delivers her child and the child is found dead. She denies all and it becomes a newsworthy event in Amish country. A glimpse into a culture of tradition and values. A good read.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah set in France during WWII; the French Resistance and two sisters who defied all odds.

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan - A beautifully written story about lovelost and found. Characters are both believable and funny, while the Parisian setting makes this story practically irresistible.

A special thanks from me to Diane Vanderpoel for her valuable input and computer expertise. Thanks to all the members of our book club for being such proficient readers and expressing their appreciation.

If you have a book, which you feel should be included on ourfuture titles of “must reads”, please bring it to our meeting. If you want to get in touch, my email is geigermarge@gmail.com.

Diane and I are looking forward to welcoming each and everyone who enjoys a good read, have a few laughs and great discussions.


Sincerely,  Marge Geiger & Diane Vanderpoel

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