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We'll be reading and discussing "Orlando," by Virginia Woolf in October and November of 2008, and "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien in November and December of 2008. This thread here is for suggesting books for our next fiction discussion, which will probably take place in December and January.

Suggest books and tell us a little about them. Most importantly, if you see someone else suggest a book that you would enjoy reading and discussing let us know. A suggestion that gets no additional comments ends up being ignored as it is assumed to not be interesting to the rest of the community. So speak up and share your thoughts on both the good and bad suggestions you see in this thread. :smile:



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Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:04 am
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I'm new here so don't know if this has been discussed before...

Those who save us
by Jenna Blum

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"Those Who Save Us adds a powerful new voice to the annals of World War II fiction and provides a unique perspective on the agonies of survivors. This beautifully written first novel is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame."



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Dead Souls by Gogol


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It would be helpful if you added links so we can click and research these suggestions. :smile:



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sorry here is a link for Those Who Save Us...

http://www.jennablum.com/



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Here's my links:

An online copy:

http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/140/2404/frameset.html

and this one gives a synopsis:

http://www.penguinclassics.co.uk/nf/Boo ... 78,00.html


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I am starting to look at classic books that I haven't read. This one has really caught my eye.

The Secret Garden:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden[/url]

I think this is one of the classics that everybody. There is something innocent and yet so much magical in this book. I haven't read it but I look forward to experiencing it will all of you. But that is my opinion.



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The Secret Garden is another good option. It's kids lit, but its got so many layers in it [I used it in an essay last semester], and I've been going through previous books - it might be interesting to read something from Children's Literature [although I know the secret garden so well].


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Thanks for the links. Keep the quality suggestions and comments coming. The next 2-month fiction book discussion period for which we're gathering suggestions is December 2008 and January 2009.

October & November 2008
Orlando by Virginia Woolf

November & December 2008
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

December 2008 & January 2009
This thread will determine the next fiction book.



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Oh! We should read The Secret Garden! Or re-read it, actually, for many people. It wouldn't take long and we could get into all kinds of context and depth.


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Yeah, I'm up for it! I think I still have my notes on it from my essay that I might be able to inject into the discussion! I read some really interesting articles on it and aspects of it.


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I added "Lolita" to the fiction selections because we had gotten behind on fiction books and the top book section looked barren. Several people were already discussing Lolita in the Additional Book Discussion forums so all I did is make that additional discussion a main discussion. If anyone would like to join in on that conversation please do so. There is a new forum for that book and the discussion period is October and November 2008.

This thread still remains as the place for making suggestions about our next fiction book or books. So speak your mind! :smile:



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Awesome :smile:

I have Lolita here but hadn't yet started it. I'm going to get started on it tonight and head over to the discussion board. It's nice to have other people to talk to about books when so many people don't read!

As for the secret garden, great book. One of the most magical things I have ever read :D



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Welcome back Bohemian girl,


I look forward to seeing you on the Lolita forum.


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Hiya bohemian girl! Lolita might be good too - I've never read it before!


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