Really Cool Women\'s Book Club

Nominated Books Sept. 2009 September 30, 2009

Filed under: Nominated Books — Susan @ 7:29 pm

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

Getting Mother’s Body by Suzan-Lori Parks

Her Last Death – Susanna Aonnenberg

Heyday by Kurt Andersen

Julie and Julia:  My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell

Night by Eli Wiesel

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

The Bean Tree by Barbara Kingsolver

The Big House – George Howe Colt

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Forever War – Dexter Filkins

The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Greer


The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton at Heidi’s house on September 30th September 16, 2009

Filed under: Books — Susan @ 8:30 pm

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In 1913, a little girl arrives in Brisbane, Australia, and is taken in by a dockmaster and his wife. She doesn’t know her name, and the only clue to her identity is a book of fairy tales tucked inside a white suitcase.  When the girl, called Nell, grows up, she starts to piece together bits of her story, but just as she’s on the verge of going to England to trace the mystery to its source, her grandaughter, Cassandra, is left in her care. When Nell dies, Cassandra finds herself the owner of a cottage in Cornwall, and makes the journey to England to finally solve the puzzle of Nell’s origins. Shifting back and forth over a span of nearly 100 years, this is a sprawling, old-fashioned novel, as well-cushioned as a Victorian country house, replete with family secrets, stories-within-stories, even a maze and a Dickensian rag-and-bone shop. All the pieces don’t quite mesh, but it’s a satisfying read overall, just the thing for readers who like multigenerational sagas with a touch of mystery. –Mary Ellen Quinn


August 19th, 2009-The Women by T.C. Boyle

Filed under: Past Meetings — Susan @ 12:13 pm

Cool Women in Attendance: 

Marci, Susan E, Susan C, Heidi, Lori, Danda


  • Yummy Tapas
  •  Delightful wine
  • Gooey deserts 

Memorable Moments:

  • Susan C is going through a tough time at work.  Our thoughts and outrage are with her
  • Susan E finished her Master’s degree
  • All the college age children are flying the coup.  Congratulations to Danda, Susie, Marci and Susan C for raising such brilliant children who are now off to college

The Women by T.C. Boyle at Luna hosted by Susan C on August 19th

Filed under: Books — Susan @ 12:06 pm

the womenDescription: Having brought to life eccentric cereal king John Harvey Kellogg in “The Road to Wellville” and sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in “The Inner Circle,” Boyle now turns his fictional sights on an even more colorful and outlandish character: Frank Lloyd Wright.