Saturday, May 21, 2011

Three Books to Choose From

Hi all.  Boy, am I glad to get rid of the lips background from last weeks blogging!  Good bye to that!

One of my friends told me that I should have a great opening line to grab interest in hope of gaining readership, so in that spirit I'm taking on a chatty manner and giving you some headlines.  A. has chosen these books, and emailed me the Amazon descriptions.  Instead of reentering the descriptions, they are all here for you when you click on the book photos shown.  So, here are the choices.  You can email the vote to me, or vote at our meeting.

The True Creator REVEALED! 

Click on the adjacent link to Amazon, Clara and Mr. Tiffany written by Susan Vreeland, and you can read the book description, composed by the author herself, Susan Vreeland. She starts "For a century, everyone assumed that the iconic Tiffany lamps were conceived and designed by that American master of stained glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany. Not so! It was a woman! Aha!...."
What makes this book interesting to me is the turn of the century setting.  I believe it will be a rich book to discuss on many different levels.  Women's rights stands out as a particularly interesting topic.  If chosen, we will also meet at the art museum preceding our lunch/discussion where we will view a display exactly on this topic.

Simonson Debut Novel uncovers True Award Winning Talent! 

True page-turner urgency 
Amazon Best Book of the Month March 2010 
Wry, yet optimistic comedy
Enjoyable traipse through the English countryside
OK, do I have your attention now?  Anyhow, this just sounds to me like a fun book to read.  Click adjacent on Major Pettigrew's Last Stand written by Helen Simonson and you will see the description A. shared.

Ambassador Dodd's Daughter Involved in Nazi Scandels as the Ambassador Embraces Schmoozing with Nazis! 
Ready for some intrigue?  I'm starting to think that In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson will be a great discussion book, historical, entertaining, and a political page-turner thriller.  This is the same author as Devil in the White City,  another book that is a great choice that is on my list of books that I really want to read, but alas, too many books, too little time.

1 comment:

  1. My number one choice of the three presented is "In the Garden of Beasts". I would like to try out this author. Also, it sounds like a new angle on Hitler's Germany. Instead of concentration camps, people hiding in attics, or guys gunning each other down, we have a civilized view of Berlin society, and perhaps we can view people (Nazi's or their families) who's major problem was being in the wrong era in the wrong country.