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The Book Club | [Mary Alice Monroe]

The Book Club

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty, and understanding.

©2010 Mary Alice Monroe (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Monroe's new novel opens as five friends, all members of a monthly book club, face turning points in their lives. Eve's husband dies suddenly, shattering her comfortable lifestyle, while Midge's mother makes an unannounced and unwelcomed reappearance. Annie finally feels ready to have a child, only to find her health and her marriage in jeopardy. Gabriella strains to make ends meet after her husband is laid off; Doris slides into depression as she tries to deny signs of her husband's infidelity. Sometimes close to and sometimes at odds with each other, the friends struggle to face harsh realities and, in the process, gain new independence.... Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story." (Publishers Weekly)

"Monroe makes her characters so believable, the reader can almost hear them breathing.” (Booklist)

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    "Female friendships endure and thrive"

    Enjoyed overall. Another book about female friendships--all five women have very different lives, yet have a wonderful bond. Worth a credit if this appeals to you.

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    Thomas Birmingham, AL, United States 02-10-13
    Thomas Birmingham, AL, United States 02-10-13

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    What did you love best about The Book Club?

    The story was interesting. Not at all what I expected from the title.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author developed each character, with the exception of Midge. I didn't really understand what happened to her in the end. In addition, the characters were more mature. I rarely find authors that develop interesting characters over 45 years old.


    What about Deanna Hurst’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was clear and crisp.


    If you could rename The Book Club, what would you call it?

    The Book Club - Revealed


    Any additional comments?

    The book was a nice surprise. Initially I wanted to return the book. After a few chapters I was drawn into the storyline and the characters.

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