The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
This book caused much discussion about the main character, Christopher, who has autism [Aspergers]. For some of us, we were distracted by some of the text because the point of view of the entire book was Christopher. We acknowledged that this was important for us because it is hard to know how someone else feels or thinks, and the author was able to bring out the different ways in which a child with autism views the world. This gives readers a new perspective of people with autism because the author demonstrates that while Christopher sees the world differently, he is very intelligent and is a great problem-solver.
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
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The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah
Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
Fern Michaels Sisterhood Series
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman
A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Night Road, Kristin Hannah
The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
Copper Sun, Sharon Draper
The Total Money Make Over, Dave Ramsey
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
The Between, Tananarive Due
Scaramouche, Raphael Sabatini