Books of the Week: The Secret of Clouds, Good Riddance, and The Lost Girls of Paris

The authors of The Secret of Clouds, Good Riddance, and The Lost Girls of Paris will be coming to Dunwoody in February so start reading now and then buy tickets to go see them in person!

A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA is pleased to present two author events in February. The first features bestselling author Elinor Lipman on Wed, February 13 at 7:30 pm, and will be in conversation with Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author.… Read More »

The Four Books I bought for my sons this Christmas

My boys are 17 and 20 and I want them to read more.   I’m a book-a-holic and I’d like it to rub off on them for many reasons.  They actually both were happy with the books I chose for them so I thought I’d share in case others need ideas for their kiddos!  If you know them you can probably guess who got which books but that isn’t really important so I’m just going to list them randomly.… Read More »

Book of the Week: The Woman in the Window

Last week I published the top 2018 Fiction Books selected by Goodreads.  I immediately purchased the book listed at #1 and couldn’t put it down.  It was a quick read and definitely a psychological thriller.  I found myself totally in the brain  of Anna Fox and loved all the twists and turns.  Before reading it, I checked out the list of actors that will be playing the lead roles in the upcoming movie.  … Read More »

Book of the Week: Into the Water (We’re giving away a hardcover copy!)

One of my favorite girls from the DHS Class of 2017 texted me the following note from Athens this week: 

“Read a really good book recently I thought you might like!  It’s called INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins.  Elizabeth (her roomie) and I both read it and were obsessed.”

Christy knows how much I love to read and we used to share books all the time before she moved to UGA. … Read More »

Book of the Week: Blessed Christmas With The Jesse Tree

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

I was in my attic last night gathering up all of our Christmas decorations and of course what I was looking for was in the very last box I checked.  Alas, today is the first day of advent and I needed to find my Jesse Tree book!   I stumbled upon this book in a pre-school workshop at Peachtree Road UMC in 2002. … Read More »

Sandy Springs Resident Publishes New Book – Maxwell’s Suitcase

Peter Bein discovered a stack of frayed letters bound with old shoelaces inside a forbidden suitcase, hidden for forty years at the bottom of his father’s closet.They compelled him to make an appointment with his past.

The letters sparked Peter’s journey to family haunts in Germany and Poland and inspired his memoir, Maxwell’s Suitcase.

The author, Peter Bein lives with his wife in Sandy Springs, where he teaches English at a local community college.… Read More »

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Book of the Week: Irresistible by Andy Stanley

I told someone this week that I’ve been addicted to Andy Stanley podcasts lately.   I literally listened to his 4 part series “The Bible for Grown-Ups” in one afternoon.   Now I’ve moved on to reading his latest book: Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World.   I realize this book won’t be interesting to all of my subscribers, but both the Bible for Grown-Ups podcast series and his Irresistible book are well worth mentioning for our readers who are interested in how the Bible, as we know it, came to be……..… Read More »

City Winery and Posman Books Announce November Books & Booze Selection

Posman Books and City Winery Atlanta, both located at Ponce City Market, have announced Nappily Ever After by author Trisha R. Thomas as the November selection for the popular monthly book club, Books & Booze. Featuring lively discussions among fellow readers, the free event will be hosted by Marc Stiles, Posman Book’s General Manager, and will be held at the award-winning urban winery on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, beginning at 7 p.m.… Read More »

Book of the week: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

I just downloaded this 2013 book to my Kindle because it is my neighborhood book club’s book of the month for November.   I read the following Amazon description and am very much looking forward to delving into this story!

“Mourning the passing of her mother, Sage Singer decides to attend a grief support group. She doesn’t expect to start an unlikely friendship with an elderly man also attending.Read More »