Saturday, March 24, 2012

The House Next Door from the book club.

We all felt that THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR was different and a bit spooky, but it was a good discussion. It would surprise you, some of the things that happened in the book, and everyone agreed that the ending was great. I have to admit that I liked it.

It is written by Anne Rivers Siddons and the BARD version is read by Martha Harmon Pardee over 10 hours. The Kennedys witness the construction of a new house in their upper-middle-class southern neighborhood with foreboding, and then with alarm when the first and subsequent residents meet unpleasant ends. These descriptions are taken from the BARD site.

Next month we’ll talk about THE SHELL SEEKERS, a 1987 romance novel by Rosamunde Pilcher.
It’s highly recommended by April Martin and she will lead the discussion on April 14. The twenty four hour BARD recording is read by Yvonne Fair Tessler. An oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers" is the unifying thread of this story of a modern English family. The narrative, a series of vignettes that shift back and forth in time, centers on the lives of the principal characters in the family.

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