We are once again offering the Summer Reading the World Book Club. We will meet three times, June, July and August 2012. Date, time, location to be announced. This year we are reading a series of books selected by store owner Laura Hansen. Hansen decribes these books as "the ones that got away" meaning books she'd always wanted to use in Contemporary Fiction or Reading the World Book Clubs but that, for whatever reason, never quite made the list.
2012 Reading The World Summer Book Club at Bookin’ it
The Archivist’s Story by Trevor Holland - "A
historical novel of subtle power and tremendous grace."--"Kirkus
Reviews," starred review
Moscow, 1939. In the recesses of the infamous Lubyanka
prison, a young archivist is sent to authenticate an unsigned story confiscated
from one of the many political prisoners there. The writer is Isaac Babel. The
great author of Red Cavalry is spending his last days forbidden to write, his
final manuscripts consigned to the archivist, Pavel Dubrov, who will ultimately
be charged with destroying them. The emotional jolt of meeting Babel
face-to-face leads to a reckless decision: he will save the last stories of the
author he reveres, whatever the cost.
The Lovers by Vendela Vida – “A
languorous meditation on how accidents of fate shape a life."--Vogue
Yvonne, a recently widowed American mother of two grown
children, returns to Datca, Turkey, to relive memories of a happier time, but
instead is troubled by her past and finds solace in her friendship with Ahmet,
a young local boy.
Joop by Richard Lourie - "Skillfully done . . . a
psychologically astute novel about moral responsibility and the illusion of
truth."- The New York Times Book Review
From internationally renowned author and translator Richard
Lourie comes a highly acclaimed fictionalized account of the man who may have
betrayed Anne Frank. Set in present-day Amsterdam, "Joop "begins with
the startling confession of an old man--a secret he has never told anyone.
(Hardback Title: A Hatred For Tulips)