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Our members read constantly...  The following books have been read (and loved) by one of our members.  The selection hasn't made it to our "pick of the meeting" slot (at least not yet) but we wanted to share them with you.  Enjoy...

American Pie by Michael Lee West

"This book, by the same author as She Flew the Coop is a modern story of family ties and insecurities within a Tennessee family seemingly plagued with bad luck.  One sister moved away as soon as she was old enough.  The other two stayed in the town in which they were born with their Grandmother and lived very predictable (at least for them!) lives.  Stories of lost love, second chances, hope for the future, and new beginnings are all intertwined.  One of the funniest lines in the book was (paraphrase):  'Why are the colors so beautiful in East Tennessee in the Autumn?  Because all of the red necks turn orange for football season!.'  Lots of smiles and a few tears in this book.  I really enjoyed it."  Michelle

Fruitful: A Real Mother in the Modern World   by Anne Roiphe

"A National book award finalist, it discusses the incredible complexity of womanhood in the modern age and the painful paradoxes of feminism. I could hardly put this book down. A powerful read for any modern woman. She digs into those painful deep-in-the-heart bittersweet regrets we have as we lose ourselves in becoming mothers, while at the same time finding such sweetness, such joy, such fulfillment. This book pierced my heart and gave me peace and a feeling of communion with other women. A must read on my list."  Kelly

River Angel by A. Mannette Ansay

"I have been absolutely haunted and moved by A. Manette Ansay's book THE RIVER ANGEL.  It is poignant, touching, heartbreaking and yet it instills a sense of spirituality and hope.  We have all met a child like Gabriel."  Cheryl W-W

The Soul's Code by James Hillman 

"It will change the way you look at every person and every event in your life.  It is the realization that we are all on a mission, either consciously or subconsciously.  Traumatic and joyous events alike work to guide each soul toward its destiny."  Cheryl W-W

The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts

"It was every bit as much fun and emotionally stimulating as Where the Heart Is .  The copy I have has a book club guide at the end which was full of thought provoking questions and a nice question and answer session with Billie Letts.  Once again, issues of pregnancy, home, and family are key to the plot."  Michelle

Jewel by Brett Lott

"This book touched my heart. It gives you the strength to carry on no matter what's thrown at you." Cheryl B-C

"PS:  I read this before Oprah recommended it"

Midwives by Chris Bohjalian

"I read this book recently.  It was terrific.  Even better is the most recent story -- The Law of Similars" Liz

"I agree with Liz.  This was a great book.  Terrific read for a book club.  There is so much to discuss - characters, moral issues, rights...  I greatly enjoyed this one.  Thanks, Liz for the recommendation"  Cheryl B-C