The Reader’s Garden book club discussed The History of Love by Nicolas Krauss on January 24, 2012. Ann led the discussion as she loved the book. Many liked it but felt it needed a study guide to understand it.
The beginning of each chapter shows icons that tell you who is speaking. The heart icon is Leo Gursky. The compass is 10 year old Alma (there are many females named Alma in the book). The book icon is the original History of Love author speaking. The Hebrew letters before a paragraph is Bird speaking.
If you can get all the parts straight, the story has humor and depth. We were fascinated as to how the author could have put it all together. We recommend this book for other groups. We had a great discussion.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See is our next selection. We have not read any books by Lisa See and she has written quite a few. We will discuss this book on February 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm by the fireplace. Melody will lead the discussion. If you are interested in getting a copy and joining us please contact the library.
Future dates that Reader’s Garden meets are March 27, 2012 to discuss Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow and April 24, 2012 to discuss Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Why don't you check out one of our book clubs? The Reader's Garden book discussion group is facilitated by Dina Ferree, our program director. We can guarantee that you'll learn something and meet some interesting people in person and in the books!