Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

A Thousand Days In Venice | November, 2012 November 1, 2012

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A Thousand Days In Venice by Marlena de Blasi

Selected by Cheryl Elmose

A Thousand Days In Venice

From Amazon.com:

Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she has quit her job, sold her house in St. Louis, kissed her two grown sons good-bye, and moved to Venice to marry “the stranger,” as she calls Fernando.

This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn’t even know she was missing.

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Patrick McManus: Book Of Your Choice | July, 2012 July 1, 2012

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Book Of Your Choice  by Patrick McManus

Selected by Cheryl Elmose

You can find a list of books on the author’s website.

The Huckleberry MurdersThe Double-Jack Murders

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For Book Club for the months of July we thought it would be fun to pick any Patrick McManus book, read it and bring it to tell your favorite story of his.  Pick up Patrick, he is a quick, fun read.

Thanks

Cheryl

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Dracula | October, 2011 October 1, 2011

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

Selected by Cheryl Elmose

From Amazon.com:

A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman’s confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, the blood-curdling tale still continues to hold readers spellbound a century later.

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A Breach of Promise | March, 2011 March 1, 2011

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A Breach of Promise by Anne Perry

Selected by Cheryl Elmose

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In a sensational breach of promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah’s alleged fiancé, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not, cannot, marry her. Utterly baffled by his client’s refusal, Melville’s counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime–investigator William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, the case suddenly and tragically ends. An outcome that no one–except a ruthless murderer–could have foreseen.

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The Lonesome Gods | March, 2010 March 1, 2010

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The Lonesome Gods by Louis L’Amour

Selected by Cheryl Elmose

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“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.”
 
This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather. Johannes Verne was soon to be rescued by outlaws, but no one could save him from the lasting memory of his grandfather’s eyes, full of impenetrable hatred. Raised in part by Indians, then befriended by a mysterious woman, Johannes grew up to become a rugged adventurer and an educated man. But even now, strengthened by the love of a golden-haired girl and well on his way to making a fortune in bustling early-day Los Angeles, the past may rise up to threaten his future once more. And this time only the ancient gods of the desert can save him.

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