The Book Club

The Book Club

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Discover this moving story of five remarkable friends as Mary Alice Monroe, the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House explores the power of friendship with tenderness and honesty.

On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance.

They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club--friendship.

Originally published in 1999

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. :, MIRA
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781488084324
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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racing14 Sep 12, 2019

A fun light read about a group of friends connected by their book club. Each character is going through their own personal struggle. Is it a literary masterpiece??? No but it was super fun.


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delphimo
May 16, 2020

The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe shows the life of five women: Annie, Doris, Eve, Midge, and Gabriella. What does the reader enter in this emotionally charged story? Women need the friendship and understanding and love of other women to traverse life. This book shows all the problems that women encounter such as cheating husbands, dead husbands, unemployed husbands, and no husband. A book club brings the five women together and cements their friendship. The books read and discussed by the women follow the feelings and hardships of the ladies: A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, Madame Bovary, The Call of the Wild, The Awakening, and Pride and Prejudice. I have read all of the books but would consider rereading to understand the story and emotion contained in these classics. I strongly recommend this book and have suggested this book for future book club selections.

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Evil_1
Jan 29, 2020

Make books like these in book form for those of us who prefer paper pages!

racing14 Sep 12, 2019

A fun light read about a group of friends connected by their book club. Each character is going through their own personal struggle. Is it a literary masterpiece??? No but it was super fun.

cmbrossa May 05, 2015

A LIGHT read. Predictable characters, grammatical errors, embarassing attempts at literary depth, cliched turns of phrase, and a couple of painfully silly sex scenes. I experienced the humiliation of choosing this for my book club because of its inexplicable high rating. We salvaged the book club meeting by discussing the difference between a well-written book and a trashy novel.

mrsgail5756 Jul 30, 2013

A very good book. I would recommend this book for all to read.

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