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Madame Bovary: Introduction & Part I February 28, 2007

Posted by calimom in Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
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Hi all.

Welcome to Madame Bovary. Please read the introduction…it is very helpful for understanding the genre of the book and Flaubert’s own literary style.

Hang in there, Parts are long. I will try to divide up the 2nd Part to make it easier to get through.

Have fun! I can’t wait to read the editorials for this one.

Some questions to ponder…

1. Remember “Friends?”  (“a show about nothing?”)  How would you rate Flaubert’s success in writing “a book about nothing?”

2. How does Flaubert retain our interest?

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Final Wrap Up…. February 21, 2007

Posted by Han in Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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Well February is a short month! We have one week left to Wrap up discussion on The Memory Keepers Daughter.

Madame Bovary is up next.

 

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Please Help Tammy If You Can February 19, 2007

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Hi there … I have a special appeal for a friend of mine. She is in urgent need of funds so that she may receive treatment for breast cancer … it is this or going into hospice care. She is a beautiful person inside and out, if it is God’s will, we need her here!! If you have a moment, please check out her story at the following sites … if you can’t donate funds, spreading the word would be just as much appreciated!!

creativejourneyisdestination.blogspot.com/2007/02/tammy-could-sure-use-your-help.html

www.caringbridge.org/visit/tammyhyson

www.hysonproductions.com

Thank you so much!!

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: 1989 – July 1, 2-4, September 1 February 14, 2007

Posted by Jaree in Book Club Books, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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The big finish … what did you think?  What would you have done in Norah’s shoes?

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: 1988 – July I, II, November February 14, 2007

Posted by Jaree in Book Club Books, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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I don’t want to give too much away here … but I was interested in how the Henry’s felt about things unfinished.  And also, do you think that Phoebe will get to live the life she dreams of?  What about the obstacles?

The Memory Keeper’s Daugher: 1982 – April I, II, III, IV February 14, 2007

Posted by Jaree in Book Club Books, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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What do you think about what happened in Pittsburgh was so life changing for David? And wow, what do you think about Rosemary and her influence?

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter : 1977 – July, August, II, and September February 14, 2007

Posted by Jaree in The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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Hi Everyone, so, so sorry to be such a terrible moderator … Bethany is my HERO!!  I was crazy busy and then had to find my login info.  Anyway … hope you have been enjoying the book!  I was interested in this section about how the trip was another turning point for the Henry family.

The Memory Keepers Daughter: 1970 May I and II and June February 13, 2007

Posted by Han in The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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Here is where we will discuss this section of the book.

“Think of Me First as a Person” February 11, 2007

Posted by heatherelle in The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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There was an interesting article on the front page of our local paper today about a 40-year-old home movie about a boy with Down syndrome which was recently added to the Library of Congress. The article and video documentary touch on the issue of disabilities and institutions. I don’t know how long the story will be available online, but you can find it at this link or go to pilotonline.com and follow the links.

The Memory Keepers Daughter: 1965 February, March and May February 8, 2007

Posted by Han in The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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Okay first off what is with books no longer numbering their chapters 1-20….don’t they know it is hard to organize a book club when they keep changing things up.  😉  Had to vent about that.  HEE HEE

So here we will discuss the whole 1965 section.  Thoughts etc.

What were your thoughts as Norah went to their old house with the camera?

Were you surprised by Caroline finally writing a letter about Pheobe?  What did you think of Al finding her?

Did your feelings toward David change at all when you read about June’s death and his Mother?

Francine Rivers Book Now A Movie February 7, 2007

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FYI Francine River’s Book The Sin Eater is now a moving coming out Friday Feb 9th

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New Members February 6, 2007

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We have a new Member Sara from FL that has just been added to the Getting To Know You Section.

Also Jennifer N from PA is joining us…be looking for her getting to know you in the next few days.

The Memory Keepers Daughter: Chapters 3 and 4 February 6, 2007

Posted by Han in The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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Here is where we will discuss chapters 3 and 4.

In chapter 3 we see Norah falling apart and the “secret” David has already having an impact on their marriage. This seems to reveal that lies and secrets between those we have relationships with begin to build a wall that separates people. What do you think of this statement? Have you experienced a lie or secret separating you from a loved one?

What do you think of Caroline not telling Norah? Do you think she was justified or do you think that it was morally wrong on her part?

The Memory Keepers Daughter: Chapter 1 and 2 February 1, 2007

Posted by Han in The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.
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Here is where we will discuss Chapters 1 and 2 of the Memory Keepers Daughter.

What is your reaction to David handing the baby over to Caroline and telling Norah she has died?  What do you think of his History or motivation to do something like this?