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Author:  Chris OConnor [ Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:13 pm ]
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What fiction book would you like for us to read and talk about next?

Please suggest a book here in this thread but ONLY if you're an active member that actually plans to participate in the next fiction discussion. If you're an author you can suggest your book IF you have at least a dozen posts on our forums AND you convince us you'll actually participate if your book is chosen as our next fiction book. Please don't use this thread for promoting your book. You can create a brand new thread in this forum for book promotion. This thread is for finding our next group discussion book.

Thank you! :bananadance:

Author:  Cattleman [ Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:49 pm ]
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If they have not already been discussed (remember, I was off the grid for almost a year), I have two to suggest: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, and "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah (I have read the first and am reading the second). Both are set in World War II France, but are not the usual war story.

Author:  kendrab333 [ Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:04 pm ]
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I just joined July 8, 2016, so I am a still getting used to maneuvering around on this site and also figuring out how it functions and what books have been discussed and such, but I would like to recommend a few novels. Once again, not sure if they have been discussed or not yet. First, 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova. Absolutely incredible book but I'd like to be able to discuss it with someone and have some honest and knowledgeable feedback. Second, 'The Swan Thieves' also by Elizabeth Kostova. I adored 'The Historian' and was informed this book was good but not as good as its predecessor and so I am extremely curious to see how it handles. Third, 'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell. Incredible story, so much depth. I think a lot could be discussed about it and it is quite a novel so it definitely takes time for some. Fourth, 'The Outlaw of Torn' by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Another absolutely incredible book and so much action and suspense involved. To go in a direction with haven't read, 'Quicksilver' by Neal Stephenson. A book recommended to me by my brother. Would love to discuss any books with anyone though!

Author:  Lawnsong [ Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:54 pm ]
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The Nightingale is one I would definitely enjoy discussing! :-D

Author:  Robert Tulip [ Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:38 pm ]
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DB Roy has begun a discussion of The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.

At the thread linked below there is a long analysis by DB Roy, and I have posted a link to the full text (58p) as free pdf. I have not read it, but I expect DB Roy would be happy to lead a discussion. Looks like a good choice.

essay-on-the-crying-of-lot-49-by-thomas-pynchon-t25985.html

Author:  Leona63 [ Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:05 pm ]
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Hi....I'm brand new today....so don't know what you've already read etc.
Or if you read series....but I'm just finishing elena ferrantes 4 book series...book one, My Brilliant Friend.
I haven't read anything this good since Barbara Kingsolvers books!

And am just about to start reading The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham...now a movie with Kate Winslet etc.
Any takers?
Leona

Author:  Isobelpoe [ Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:59 am ]
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I am new as well and want join in the discussion.
My suggestion(s) would be Twenty-Seventh City by Jonathan Franzen b/c it's his only book (so far!) that I haven't read. Or Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro (it is not chic-lit, I have male lit professors who love her). Alas, I have two of her books that I haven't made time to read (the other one is Runaway). Is there a rule against Stephen King...I am 1/3 into The Stand.
Or we could Amerika by Kafka.
We need a fiction wheel or something to narrow it down. :D

Author:  Chris OConnor [ Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:54 pm ]
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Do any other active members want to help us select a fiction book?

Author:  Chris OConnor [ Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:45 pm ]
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

A poll will now be created with the following books as our options...

Book 1: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Book 2: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Book 3: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Book 4: The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Book 5: Uncle Tom's Cabin

Author:  DWill [ Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:51 pm ]
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Sorry to be late to the party, Chris. I thought Robert's suggestion to do Pynchon was a good one, and the book is available for free. The book is somewhat weird and complex, but short. I think challenging books often are best for discussions.

Author:  FredrikaMc [ Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:35 pm ]
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I just finished a mystery: Fever Tree by Tim Applegate. I was excellent and would be a great novel to discuss. It's also the first of a upcoming trilogy. Has anyone else read this?
Here is the synopsis: When a mysterious stranger arrives suddenly in the historic town of Crooked River, the residents take notice. Deckhands, bartenders and shopkeepers befriend him. On the rebound from a disastrous relationship, the beautiful Maggie Paterson falls in love with him. Teddy Mink, the town's notorious and sometimes paranoid drug runner, is convinced that he's a narc. A beautifully written story that takes you from the moonlit beaches of Quintana Roo to the historic town of Crooked River, Florida, Fever Tree follows the curious journey of Dieter, a deeply private young man zealously guarding and dealing with the secrets of his past."

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