Sunday, October 4, 2009

Book on the Side: October

Greetings literary mavens! We've chosen our first Book on the Side title & it is Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell, a work of historical fiction by the author of The Sparrow. Booklist Reviews has this to say about it: "On the heels of a family tragedy precipitated by the influenza epidemic of 1919, middle-aged spinster schoolteacher Agnes Shanklin inherits enough money to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Traveling to Egypt, she settles in at the Semiramis Hotel, where she meets and becomes involved with a number of members of the Cairo Peace Conference, including T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Winston Churchill, and Lady Gertrude Bell. A natural for book-club discussions. " We shall see if Booklist is right about that last part!

So, start reading, & we'll check back next week with discussion questions & more! You can also find some useful links below.

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