Really Cool Women\'s Book Club

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn at Boltinin’s at 6PM on November 14th hosted by Susie October 16, 2012

Filed under: Books — Susan @ 2:50 pm

Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

 

October 3rd, 2012: Lies My Teacher Told Me By James W. Loewen at Susan’s house

Filed under: Past Meetings — Susan @ 2:42 pm

Cool Women in Attendance:

Heidi, Susan, Marci,  Lori, Karen

Menu:

  • Pumpkin and Farmer’s Market themed
  • Pumpkin dip, pumpkin stew
  • Apple Pie

Memorable Moments:

  • Heidi has a new love of pumpkins
  • Karen is BIG with child
  • Lori and Heidi are adjusting to their girls off in college