The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This New York Times Best Seller created a lot of discussion for readers. The protagonist, Rachel - a divorcee and alcoholic, seems to be extremely crazy in the beginning of the novel. However, the author expertly weaves a tale of lies created by her ex-husband, Tom, that ends up vindicating Rachel. It showed how positive attributes can be used by a character in order to manipulate other people. The novel covers topics such as alcoholism, lies, family issues (babies and miscarriages), murder, and infidelity.
Moral of the story: Do not marry someone thinking that person will make you happy. First learn to make yourself happy.
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.
Books, Books, and More Books
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Other places to obtain discounted books:
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