It seems we agree that this book was not nearly as enjoyable as Sarah's Key. The character development (and our lack of a deep caring for the characters) made it seem like "just a quick book to follow-up on her success of Sarah's Key." I would imagine that after writing a very successful book, it is hard to come up with another one so quickly. Most of our discussion revolved around keeping information a secret - yes or no - would it hurt the other person? What would you do? I don't think anyone had a definitive answer because it would depend on the secret. My personal opinion is that the truth is the best way to go - no matter what. It will eventually come out anyway, and then betrayal can be added to the list of events. Just my opinion :o)
Check out the Book Club blog for the May book. There are also some suggestions for the summer and fall months. If you have any more, please let me know and I will post them. I would encourage you to do a little investigating on your own. I just copied the main reviews from Amazon. I also attached a video of an interview with the author when it was available. They all sound good to me, and they are all available in paperback, so please let me know what you think. Which one, if any, are you interested in reading first, not at all, another suggestion?
We have added a few new members to our mailing list - most of them are contributing money for blankets and will not be able to make the monthly meetings. Thank you so much for your support. WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO COME TO A MEETING AND MEET EVERYONE! You are always welcome. We do seem to have a main core group, and I thank all of you for participating. We have a good time together, are helping the less fortunate, and enriching our minds with a good book and discussion! Hard to beat that!