Archive for the ‘Book Club Reads’ Category

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2014, Posted by Donna at 12:45 pm

All of us here at Eve’s Fan Garden wish you a very Happy 2015! We hope you had lots of good reads in 2014!  Just looking over our Goodreads Group page, I noticed many people met their reading goals and read lots of great books! Be sure to hop over to our Eve’s Fan Garden [...]

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Book Review: FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah

January 28, 2014, Posted by Sara at 7:04 pm

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all—beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they [...]

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Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

January 20, 2014, Posted by Sara at 8:00 am

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though [...]

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Book Club Reads: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

May 22, 2013, Posted by Sara at 6:37 pm

In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusionment of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Bus he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for in chronicling Gatsby’s tragic pursuit of his dream, Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion [...]

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Book Club Reads: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

April 3, 2013, Posted by Sara at 5:56 pm

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is [...]

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Book Club Reads: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

March 20, 2013, Posted by Sara at 7:06 pm

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her [...]

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Book Club Reads: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

February 20, 2013, Posted by Sara at 6:00 am

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter [...]

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Book Club Reads – Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

February 6, 2013, Posted by Sara at 6:28 pm

When retired Major Pettigrew strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, he is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the twenty-first century. Brought together by a shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. [...]

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Book Club Reads – The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

January 23, 2013, Posted by Sara at 6:00 am

In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after. Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily’s good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of [...]

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Book Club Reads: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Wells

January 9, 2013, Posted by Sara at 6:00 am

Because I can’t get enough of books, I belong to two book clubs. As a result, many of the books I read each year end up going un-reviewed because they aren’t necessarily YA lit or may be an older book. At Eve’s Fan Garden, we love all things books, so, we have decided to add [...]

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