Thursday, August 20, 2009

September Book Selection

Our September selection for the book club will be, One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury! I want to tell you that this is an inspirational fictional novel, while some events are true the story itself is fictional. Here is what is on the back cover:

The last thing Jake Bryan knew was the roar of the World Trade Center collapsing on top of him and his fellow firefighters. The man in the hospital bed remembers nothing. Not rushing with his teammates up the stairway of the south tower to help trapped victims. Not being blasted from the building. And not the woman sitting by his bedside who says she is his wife. Jamie Bryan will do anything to help her beloved husband regain his memory, and with it their storybook family life with their small daughter, Sierra. But that means helping Jake rediscover the one thing Jamie has never shared with him: his deep faith in God. Jake's fondest prayer for his wife is about to have an impact beyond anything he could possibly have conceived. One Tuesday Morning is a love story like none you have ever read: tender, poignant, commemorating the tragedy and heroism of September 11 and portraying the far-reaching power of God's faithfulness and a good man's love. (end quote)
This book was intense because of the events of September 11th but it was a great reminder of a day that affected so many lives and how God is always in control. I questioned whether this book would be appropriate for the month of September. With guidance I decided it would be a great way to remember that day and lift up prayers throughout the month for all those affected. I also questioned if we should read it because it is the first book in a 3 book series. But after reading it, this book can stand alone and ends with closure. The second book in the series continues this story (And I haven't read it yet) and the third book is a new story line. So I decided this would be okay and in the off months you could read the sequel if you wanted. This book is 337 pages long with no study guide or discussion questions. OH and a warning that it is a tearjerker... or it was for me anyway! :)

If you are interested in a Pre-order please contact Kathy. She will send out an e-mail with the information for a possible Pre-order soon. As always local libraries and bookstores have some copies available. Sometimes you can even find our monthly book at the $5.00 bookstore in the outlet mall but it's not a guarantee they will have it.

Our August meeting is coming up on August 29th and our September and last meeting for 2009 will be September 26th. Yes, Last meeting will be in September and we will take Oct-Dec off for holidays. I will have some suggested reading at our September meeting for anyone interested as I will still update the blog with what I'm reading during the break. Then we will start back up in January 2010. Happy Reading!!

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1 comment:

Christy said...

I think I'm going to try to catch back up with you guys on this one...