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Here are my book club's rejections. "Rejections" is an unfortunate word choice here because these books certainly are not less interesting. There were many reasons why they weren't chosen: maybe we had too much history, too many had already read it, the book was too difficult for our public library to get for us, etc.. There are many, many reasons. Here's the list. I've already read seven of them and plan to read the others, as time allows. If you're interested, here's the "chosen" list."
St. Mary’s Book Club
Summer Suggestions - from June 2017
What Alice Forgot by Liane Mariaty
A woman suffers from a head injury and her experience with amnesia.
Zoo Keeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Based on a true story of a couple who sheltered Jews in a Warsaw zoo.
Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline
Friendships of an Irish orphan sent to the Midwest.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backmann
An older man’s relationships with his neighbors after the loss of his wife
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
Two Irish sisters start new lives in the US but take separate paths.
The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
Single mom’s 4 yr old might be the reincarnated spirit of a murdered child.
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (author of Red Tent)
Young Jewish girl grows up in Boston in the early 20th century.
My Heart Will Triumph by Mirjana Soldo
Autobiography of one of the visionaries of Medjugorje
A Way to God : Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey by Matthew Fox
Life of Thomas Merton, Catholic monk
White Smoke by Andrew Greeley
Story of papal election
Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset
Biography of Catherine of Siena, also wrote Kristin Lavransdatter
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
Propaganda, identity, and power in North Korea, winner of 2013 Pulitzer Prize
The Name Sake by Jhumap LahiriBoy born in late 60’s in Indian moves to America