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The Lost Apothecary
The Sunflower Sisters
The Lost Apothecary
Review: First, This book is a keeper. It's a fabulous debut with a leading lady who is just a little wicked but in a good way. I say this both as a female who loves books with strong women and someone who loves clever plots that evoke passion. I liked spending time with Nella as she whipped up her poisons for naughty husbands.... More
From the Jacket: "A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary...Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary's fate is . ... More
The Sunflower Sisters
Review: Martha Hall Kelly is one of my favorite authors, and if you haven't read her other books in this series Lilac Girls and Lost Roses, I highly recommend you do. You can read them as stand alone's, but they're so intriguing you'll want to know the whole story of the Woolsey family, plus it's inspiring. .. More
From the Jacket: Georgeanna "Georgey" Woolsey isn't meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women on the battlefront a bother. In proving them wrong, she and her sister Eliza venture from New York to Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg and witness the unpara... More
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Discussion Questions - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Book Club Pick Author-Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Review: The beautiful cover that catches your eye and the idea of a Black woman passing for White is just the beginning. The real crux of this book is identity. This is one of those books with so much to say and think about. It's about twins, who are on opposite ends of the spectrum where race is concerned. One embraces her Black heritage, while the other ... More
From the Jacket: From Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from ... More
Praise: "Noah's not the main character in his own story-his mother is the constant . . . and by the end, Noah lovingly makes clear that the book belongs to her. . . . Noah proves to be a gifted storyteller, able to deftly lace his poignant tales with amusing irony." -Entertainment Weekly

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a comic's origin story better than the one Trevor Noah serves up in Born a Crime. . . . Witty truth-telling . . . brilliant comedy."-O: The Oprah Magazine ... More
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