Monday, October 03, 2005

Blum House Book Club Suggestion...

The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo
Paula Huntley
The Blum House Book Club met on October 26th and talked about their most recent read "The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo". Each month the group gets together and reads a selection and then rates it on a scale of 0-5 stars.
The group really enjoyed this selection and gave it a '4' stars. Some of the comments about the book were that it was heartwarming, sad and informative - all at the same time. It leaves you admiring the couple in the book for their generosity and their positive attitude in the face of adversity. The woman had an enthusiastic and creative teaching method that spanned the difference in the cultures. The group loved the diary form of the book and felt that it helped to give the humanitarian feel that it needed.
Other suggested past reads from the BH Book Club:
The Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott - 3.5 stars
The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker - 3.5 stars
Dreams from my Father by Barak Obama - 3.5 stars
Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour by Jospeh Persico - 4 stars
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - 4.5 stars
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - 3.5 stars
You can pick up more suggestions for reading in BookPage - a reading newspaper available for free at the library or online with BookLetters at