book clubs -- fiction

The Reading Group

By Elizabeth Noble

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What starts out as a lark of an idea, born from a glass of wine and a need to socialize, turns into a forum for five very different women who walk complicated paths--but soon discover the power and importance of friendship.

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The Jane Austen Book Club

By Karen Joy Fowler

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Six Californians meet regularly to discuss the works of English novelist Jane Austen. The characters' lives and relationships follow the plots of Austen's novels--with an interesting twist!

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Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

By Lorna Landvik

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Gathering at the Minneapolis hospital where one of them is a patient, five women remember the endless winter thirty years earlier, when they started the Freesia Court Book Club and became friends for life. Like life itself, the book has both funny and sad moments. It follows the women and their families through the personal and societal changes of the late twentieth century.

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