Looking for a Good Book to Discuss with Friends?

Librarians Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein, and Heather Timko bring to you three great new books to read each week. Enjoy!

These three new book selections are sure to please those looking for a great book to share in your local book clubs and with friends. We hope you enjoy these latest suggestions. Happy Reading!

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society: a Novel
By Darien Gee, January 2013, 256 pages.

Avalon is a small community where locals like to gather at the local Tea Salon to scrapbook. Many of the ladies who gather there enjoy working together to preserve their family memories. When the group gets some unexpected news about their leader, they must pull together in a different way. Fans of the works of Debbie Macomber and Kristin Hannah will surely enjoy this new novel.

The Imposter Bride
By Nancy Richler, January 2013, 352 pages.

When a Polish woman calling herself Lily Azerov arrives in Montreal after WWII, her pre-arranged fiancé abandons her. His brother marries her, but she is not who she claims to be and mysteriously abandons her husband and young daughter, Ruth. Ruth is left to try to discover who her mother really was and where she has gone. This book is reminiscent of the novel Away by Amy Bloom and should be popular with book group discussions.

The Painted Girls
By Cathy Marie Buchanan, January 2013, 368 pages.

If you are familiar with Edgar Degas’ famous painting Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, you will truly enjoy this book. This is a tale inspired by the real life model for that famous painting. After the sudden death of their father, two sisters living in 1878 Paris, struggle to survive. One trains to be a dancer and finds herself linked with a wealthy patron whose assistance comes with a price. For those that loved the The Girl with the Pearl Earring, this is a similar read.

Reviews brought to you each week by Librarians – Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein, & Heather Timko
Adult Services Division
Strongsville Branch Library

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