Paula Mclain Book Club Picks
PBR Review: I was pulled into this heartfelt story right from the start. Africa is huge, I’ve read many books set in this country, yet I feel there is always something to learn with each new book. Young Beryl was a delight to read about. Gr More


Buy From Amazon.com
Talking Points: This book tackles many topics that are discussion worthy. Beryl is abandoned by both mother and father. She is strong and independent and reaches for her dreams, seemingly undeterred by these set backs or the opinion of others. She was adventurous and certainly brave, most likely because of her free spirited youth growing up on a farm in Kenya. The book also looks at failed marriages and pain of love lost.
book reviews and book club recommendations
PBR Review: This story gets so much into the mind of the Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway’s first wife and feels so real; I had to keep reminding myself it was fiction. It takes place primarily in Paris in the 1920’s, during prohibition, More


Buy From Amazon.com
Talking Points: Love stories will never go out of vogue and this one is no exception, it beautiful but sad. The life style of Paris in the early 20's will promote some lively discussion,as will Hemingway and his caddish ways. Hadley is hurt many times over by those she trusts, including Hemingway. She makes many sacrifices to support her husband and lessen the strain the birth of their son has on their marriage. It would also be interesting to compare Hemingway,s "A Movable Feast", written during the same time period.
book reviews and book club recommendations
Sign Up For Our Free Newsletter
PBR book reviews and Reading guides for book clubs
Sign Up For Our Free Newsletter
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Pintrest Follow us on InstaGram
Free bookmarks
10 Books I Can't Stop Recommending