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Winning book is

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood !!!!!!!!!


The runners up were tied

The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley
Silas Marner by George Elliot

Time to start reading. Discussion will start April 1

And a reminder that February's book discussion is open and waiting for you.
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A 3 way tie !!!!
I will check again tomorrow

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The poll is up and ready for your votes.

Link to the poll is here polldaddy.com/poll/7834342/

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I have read Handmaids tale before and really liked it. There could be some interesting conversations about it.

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2/24/14 1:25 P

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

From Goodreads.com: "Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now"

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Silas Marner by George Elliot

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THE ORCHID HOUSE - Lucinda Riley

From beloved New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, a “sweeping, poignant saga that will enthrall fans of The House at Riverton, Rebecca, and Downton Abbey” (Shelf Awareness).

Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, from the Wharton Park estate in England to Thailand, this sweeping novel tells the tale of a concert pianist and the aristocratic Crawford family, whose shocking secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences.

As a child, concert pianist Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park, the grand estate reminiscent of Downton Abbey where her grandfather tended exotic orchids. Years later, while struggling with overwhelming grief over the death of her husband and young child, she returns to this tranquil place. There she reunites with Kit Crawford, heir to the estate and her possible salvation.

When they discover an old diary, Julia seeks out her grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed the estate. Their search takes them back to the 1940s when Harry, a former heir to Wharton Park, married his young society bride, Olivia, on the eve of World War II. When the two lovers are cruelly separated, the impact will be felt for generations to come.

This atmospheric story alternates between the magical world of Wharton Park and Thailand during World War II. Filled with twists and turns, passions and lies, and ultimately redemption, The Orchid House is a beautiful, romantic, and poignant novel.



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After a slow start for the team for 2014, it is time for suggestions for our second book of the year.


Please make your suggestions here. All suggestions are welcome as are all opinions, either good or bad. If we get too many suggestions, the opinions and comments on the suggestions will help narrow down the choices for the poll.


When giving your suggestion it is helpful if you are able to give a bit of a description of the book .

Please keep in mind that books which are really new and popular may be difficult for everyone to get.


Here is a link to books already read

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