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Friday, November 27, 2020

Book Club

Book Club: ‘The Woman’s Hour’

Book Club: ‘The Woman’s Hour’

By Elaine Weiss. The suffrage struggle is a vital remembrance in this election year. Story: Beth Hicks Every Election Day, a steady stream of people journey to Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, looking for a specific grave. When…
Book Club: ‘Luna, a Dog Named After the Moon’

Book Club: ‘Luna, a Dog Named After the Moon’

Villager Diane Dean helps a puppy ‘tell’ her story about living in Hollywood. Diane Dean has written short stories about animals like horses, cats and goldfish. But she was uniquely inspired by her son’s family dog, Luna, and their life…
Book Review: ‘The Body in Question’

Book Review: ‘The Body in Question’

By Jill Ciment. An affair between jurors puts a murder case at risk. Jill Ciment’s “The Body in Question” is set in Central Florida, where jurors are sequestered for a case in which a teenage girl on the autism spectrum…
Book Club: A ballot of choices

Book Club: A ballot of choices

Book clubs can educate readers about issues such as suffrage. Story: Diane Dean More than 25 book clubs operate in The Villages, and each has its own way of selecting books and conducting discussions. Regardless of the format, book clubs…
‘Chakra Crystals’

‘Chakra Crystals’

By Dr. Kate Tomas. A detailed guide to chakras and crystal meditation. In Dr. Kate Tomas’ meditation guide, “Chakra Crystals: Promote Balance and Self-healing Through Crystal Meditations,” she leads people who are both new and experienced through the exploration of…
Book Club: ‘The Accidental President’

Book Club: ‘The Accidental President’

By A.J. Baime. A look into the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Story: Jacque Schrock In “The Accidental President,” author A.J. Baime offers not a full-life biography of Harry S. Truman, but the story of the first four months of…
‘Victoria’s Voice’

‘Victoria’s Voice’

By David and Jackie Siegel. A teen’s diary tells a harrowing tale of drug addiction. Story: Victoria Schlabig Victoria Siegel battled addiction to drugs and alcohol for years. Her parents, David and Jackie, eventually decided to publish their daughter’s journal…
Book Club: ‘Lilac Girls’

Book Club: ‘Lilac Girls’

By Martha Hall Kelly. Survival at all costs is depicted in this World War II historical novel. Story: Diane Dean The illustration on the cover of “Lilac Girls” is of three women dressed in the fashion of the 1940s with…
‘Beyond Beautiful’

‘Beyond Beautiful’

By Anuschka Rees. This guide empowers women to develop healthier attitudes about their looks.  Author Anuschka Rees, where was your wonderful, helpful book when I needed it decades ago? “Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide to Being Happy, Confident, and YOU…
‘Carnegie’s Maid’

‘Carnegie’s Maid’

By Marie Benedict. What if a simple Irish maid aided Andrew Carnegie in building his wealth? Story: Diane Dean “Carnegie’s Maid,” by Marie Benedict, is a historical fiction novel that takes place in the 1860s in Pittsburgh. The new maid…
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