A book club in Florida has selected two older books that sound intriguing. Leslie C, a Florida group member is an avid reader of both the old and new, so I decided to check these selections out.
(I have nothing against old books..or old anything for that matter..especially old and good....) Ok, Let's get to the point...
Here's some quicky commentary:
THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean
This sounds like an ageless story and a memorable one. Published in 2007, reviewers called it "a wonderful story of family, love lost and found, and the tragedy that war carries with it." There's an exciting underlining theme of "art, imagination and survival"
Although, never a best seller Madonnas of Leningrad is fraught with great characters, interesting time frames and enough fodder to add to any group discussion.
ASTRID AND VERONICA by Linda Olsson
Released in 2007, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that develops between two women of dissimilar backgrounds. In sharing their lives, they are set free and the author portrays their stories with depth and great empathy.
Astrid and Veronica is a short read but reviewers found it to be beautifully written and well crafted.. definitely book club material.
Both books are available in all formats on Amazon. Click on the image for more information.