About the Book
Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.
As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 440 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by St. Martin's Press
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.53 Stars
This was my local book club’s January Book of the Month. It was recommended my one of the fellow avid readers in our group and we all took interest after her enthusiastic recommendation. I’m so glad we did.
Brody's a busy executive who’s only focused on work, while Ana's a wildlife biologist studying large carnivores. When one of Ana's cats gets poisoned, Brody decides to take a day off to help her search for the cause. Their hike through the Santa Cruz Mountains turns into more than either of them ever expected.
Published 2017 by Anita Claire
Current GoodReads Rating: 3.73 Stars
This is my least favorite book from this author, but it was still a great read which says something. I will continue to read her next book, I just didn't prefer a few aspects of this story.
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America.
Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.
Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human—and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
Paperback, 1088 pages
Published 2005 by Back Bay Books (first published February 1st 1996)
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.32 Stars
My review could either end there or be pages long.
For anyone who has read this...
Weekend and Day Passes went on sale today ... and I just REGISTERED for my mom and I. I was only able to go for one day two years ago when it was in Dallas and this year I'm planning to go for the entire weekend. I am so beyond excited!!! Who else is going this year and when will you be there? Click on the link below to see which authors are going to be there and let me know who you are most excited to meet.
RT Convention 2017 - Authors Attending