USF Book Club – August & September Selections

July 17th, 2013 by David Ferguson Leave a reply »

The next 2 books we will be discussing are Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and Family Pictures by Sue Miller.

Please join us on August 2nd at noon in room 209 in the Gleeson library. The library does not have copies of Beautiful Ruins so please request it through Link+ or from the SF Public Library. The SF Public library also has sound recordings and digital editions available for check out.

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenchedbeautiful_ruins_cover Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.

And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio’s back lot—searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier. (book summary from publisher website)

For our next book, we meet on September 6th at noon in room 209 at the Gleeson library. The library does not have copies of Family Pictures by Sue Miller so please request it through Lfamily_pictures_coverink+ or from the SF Public Library.

The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is a wonderful if slightly eccentric mother. David is a good father, sometimes sarcastic, always cool-tempered. Two wonderful children round out the perfect picture. Then the next child arrives — and life is never the same again. Over the next forty years, the Eberhardt family struggles to survive a flood tide of upheaval and heartbreak, love and betrayal, passion and pain…hoping they can someday heal their hearts. (back cover)


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