2020 bookshelf journeys buddy reads
Donna and I select a book or two per month to read together and discuss. We'd love you to join us and join the conversation when we post our reviews. Here's the plan so far.
The Twentieth Wife #1 of trilogy by Indu Sundaresan, published 2002, 380 pages
Historical fiction set in the 17th century; an epic debut novel of grand passion and adventure following the heroine from childhood into adulthood, marriage and motherhood.
I Let You Go by Clare MacKintosh, published 2014, 371 pages
Set in the UK, a thriller that keeps you guessing about a little boy killed in a hit and run accident and the cops try to find the driver.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, published 1985, 945 pages
Pulitzer winner, historical fiction, this epic frontier story of love and adventure is peopled with heroes and outlaws, ladies and whores, and all the action takes place in the dusty Texas town of Lonesome Dove.
Libraries have been closed due to the Shelter-at-Home edict, so our selections have been delayed till April.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, published 1938, 431 pages
National Book winner, a young 'woman's companion' accepts a marriage proposal from a wealthy man but upon arriving at his bleak home, finds his dead wife, Rebecca, ever present in his memory and that of the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, published 1943, 528 pages
This debut novel has become a classic coming of age family saga of hardship but also uplifting and hopeful.