The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lamperdusa
The Nine by Jeffery Toobin
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
At our next meeting we will be discussing "Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann.
The book, which won the National Book Award this year, weaves together the stories of a group of disparate New Yorkers - two brothers originally from Ireland, a prostitute and her mother, a Guatemalan nurse, a Park Avenue matron and a handful of others. It is set in the 1970s, during the time aerial artist Philip Petit walked across a wire between the two Trade Center Towers. The walk comes to symbolize different things, and the book is both haunting and deeply humane. It kind of sneaks up on you too - when I first started reading it I thought it was just depressing, but it sucked me in, took me for a a ride, and left me feeling much richer for having read it.