LRC Book Discussions
5-2-2013Summer Book Discussions
June 7: Star Island, by Carl Hiaasen. Pop star Cherry Pye, has troubles that mirror those you read about celebrities in the tabloids. Her stunt double, Ann, who portrays Cherry when she is too wrecked to make an appearance, is mistaken for Cherry and kidnapped from a South Beach Hotel. The story follows a whacked out set of characters as they try to locate Ann and keep the story quiet.
"Carl Hiaasen isn't just Florida's sharpest satirist--he's one of the few funny writers left in the whole country." Newsweek
"Hiaasen [is] king of the screwball comedies." Rocky Mountain News
July 12: Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala The loss of loved ones is a sad ordeal and survival a difficult journey. On December 26, 2004 a tidal wave struck Sri Lanka and Deraniyagala lost her husband, two sons, and her parents.
"And while in Wave love reveals itself by the bleak intensity of the pain of absolute, irreplaceable loss, it is in the end a love story, and a book about the importance of love." The Guardian
August 9: Sacre Blue: A Comedy D'Art by Christopher Moore.
"Moore set out to write a book about the color blue. What he ended up with is a surprisingly complex novel full of love, death, art, and mystery." Library Journal
"Moore’s Sacre Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter who joins the dapper Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed suicide of Vincent van Gogh" Amazon Books
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