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Book Group 2011

Sherri Caldwell - The Rebel Housewife(tm) "The Rebel Housewife"
The list author says: "Compiled recommendations and suggestions for book group selections for 2011."
Ariel: The Restored Edition
Ariel: The Restored Edition
"(dark - poetry (Christine))"
Brooklyn: A Novel
Brooklyn: A Novel
"(Indie Next List for Reading Groups - Summer 2010 - #2) "Uncanny in its evocation of a young woman coming of age, and of a city coming of age...depiction of Brooklyn and Ireland circa 1950, and of such issues as self determination, love of country, love of family, and, of course, sexual love." -- Betsy Burton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT"
Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone
"(Indie Next List for Reading Groups - Summer 2010 - #7) "...This is like one of the great life-and-death, myth-and-legend sagas with war, famine, exile, love, betrayal, great tenderness and compassion, a cast of characters, and the work of some larger powers all going on." -- Rick Simonson, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA"
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories
"(Chinese immigration - short stories)"
Let the Great World Spin: A Novel
Let the Great World Spin: A Novel
"(National Book Award - 2009)"
Little Bee: A Novel
Little Bee: A Novel
"(Indie Next List for Reading Groups - Summer 2010 - #1) "...brilliant and powerful...immigration, grief and the human spirit..." -- Stephanie Walker, The Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO"
Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir
Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir
"(Memoir)"
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (Random House Reader's Circle)
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (Random House Reader's Circle)
"(New Journalism - biography - Haiti (Randy))"
Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake
"("dark" Oct/Nov book suggestion - sci fi/futuristic (Christine))"
Shantaram: A Novel
Shantaram: A Novel
"(Sima)"
Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)
Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)
"(Charlotte)"
Strength in What Remains (Random House Reader's Circle)
Strength in What Remains (Random House Reader's Circle)
"(New Journalism - (Randy))"
That Old Cape Magic: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
That Old Cape Magic: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
""At first glance, appears to be simply a story about a 55-year-old-man in a mid-life crisis.  However, it is so much more than that.  It is a study of love, marriage, the importance of family, and the inescapable influence of parents on their children.  A remarkable tale with the trademark humor that is vintage Russo." -- Carol Katsoulis, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL"
The Finkler Question
The Finkler Question
"(Man Booker - 2010)"
The Help
The Help
"(ReadingGroupGuides.com Top 10 - #1) A spirited debut that explores the Civil Rights movement through the relationships between a young white woman and two black maids.)"
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
"(Biography - Top 10 Memoir/Biography ReadingGroupGuides.com)"
The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People
The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People
"(Pulitzer Prize - history - 1952 (Charlotte))"
The Widower's Tale: A Novel
The Widower's Tale: A Novel
"(From the author of Three Junes - National Book Award - 2002)"
Tinkers
Tinkers
"(Pulitzer - 2010)"
Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
"(Man Booker - 2009)"
Zeitoun
Zeitoun
"(Memoir)"