April, 2011:

The Life and Times of Barbara

The name has been changed for my third book to “The Life and Times of Barbara” and is now available.  Six books have been added to this series:

1.  Inventions

2. Entertainment

3. East Coast Trips

4. Olympics

5. Wonders of the World

6. Caribbean Cruises

Coming soon are: Animals, Major Storms, Wars, and more.

Arrows, Indians and Love

My second book, Arrows, Indians and Love is at the publisher’s now.  Keep your eyes out for it.

Book Club selections in 2009

Many good reads in 2009 included: 

The Hanging of Angelique by Afua Cooper, The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart, Brick Lane by Monica Ali, Saturday by Ian McEwan, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje, and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

Book Club selections in 2008

How many of these books have you read?  These were our selections in 2008:

The Magus by John Fowles, The Piano Man’s Daughter by Timothy Findley, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald, An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark, our summer read was  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards, and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Book Club selections in 2007

In 2007 we read the following books: 

Plainsong by Kent Haruf, The Book of Eve by Constance Beresford-Howe, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, De Niro’s Game by Rawi Hage, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Three Junes by Julia Glass, our summer read was War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, The Birth House by Ami McKay, and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

We read some of the classics as well as some current books.

Suggested books to read for a book club

I thought I would let you know some of the books we have read in our book club.  In 2006 we read Muriella Pent by Russell Smith, River Thieves by Michael Crummey, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, Ten Thousand Roses by Judy Rebick, Seduction by Catherine Gildiner, Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, our summer read was Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, and in December I read “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris (selection for December 2005).