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John Grisham’s “A Painted House” Garners Tepid Response

A small group of seven gathered at Connie’s home yesterday to discuss John Grisham’s non-legal story, A Painted House. Set in 1952 Arkansas, it is a slice of life tale of small time cotton growers. All in attendance agreed that … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

Can a nearly septuagenarian woman be moved to getting a lump in her throat and a few tears in her eyes by re-reading E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web? Assuredly, yes. I re-read Charlotte’s Web today as part of a book challenge; the assignment was … Continue reading

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Beloved, by Toni Morrison

I tried to read Toni Morrison’s revered Beloved soon after it was released in 1987 but found it impenetrable. I recently read Margaret Atwood’s contemporary review in New York Times, and it gave me a base upon which to ground my reading. … Continue reading

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GRGC: Great Recommendations Great Company, too!

Thank you, thank you for another wonderful year of GBGC fellowship! One of the absolute joys of our book club is the never ending wealth of great reads that we put forward to share, consider sharing, or to simply consider … Continue reading

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Black Boy (American Hunger), by Richard Wright

[T]he problem of living as a Negro was cold and hard. What was it that made the hate of whites for blacks so steady, seemingly so woven into the texture of things? What kind of life was possible under that … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Memoirs of C.S. Whitehouse

A friend who knows my admiration for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of our state (RI), generously passed on to me this memoir written by the Senator’s father, C.S. Whitehouse. Mr. Whitehouse, Charles, or Charlie, is not a profoundly gifted writer (and … Continue reading

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“We’re all feeling fine. We really are. Except we’re not.”

-Chris Bohjalian Despite false optimism on social media, novelist Chris Bohjalian writes, many of us continue to struggle as the pandemic barrels toward its two-year anniversary. But being open with yourself and others can help. This article, by author Chris … Continue reading

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GBGC to Meet Next Thursday 10/07 at 3:30 pm in the LSA Library to discuss The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Please RSVP with Rosanne (rtrissler@lasalle-academy.org). I will let the Security Guards at the Main Entrance know that you will be arriving between 3:00 – 3:30 pm. Hope you enjoyed the book. Looking forward to seeing you then!

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List of Books Read by good books good company Through the Years

Many thanks to our member, Mary M. for taking the time to compiled this list of books that our group had read. Books read by Good Books Good Company 8/21: A fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner 6/21: Bart the … Continue reading

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“Various and Sundry” Spectacular Summer Reads!

by Rosanne Trissler The pandemic has certainly made me a certified reading addict! For that I am grateful. I am mostly grateful, however, for the authors who shared their artistic and scholarly powers to bring us all these 5 tremendous … Continue reading

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National Read-a-Book Day 2019

A day late but better than never. What are you reading today?

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Thanks for August Book, Connie and Sue!

Wow, I finished reading The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, our summer book, and it was terrific!  It was just the novel that I was looking for at this point in time: great story, hard issues, entertaining characters, plus I … Continue reading

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One more!!!

Gift of: Stephen Lakeland This is a “slippery book” – one which is just beyond my grasp at the library presently because it is “hot”.  A must read for faculty and teens alike.  Adventure, espionage, and intrigue fill the pages of … Continue reading

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I am finally blogging!

Oh, my! I am so embarrassed! It has taken me soooo long to get to post something on the blog! After all the work  Rosanne has put into it! BTW, I love that she decided to post the info for … Continue reading

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Glad to hear from you

Hi Bina, Thanks for your comment.  We were talking about how we’ll miss your presence at La Salle.  You had become such a peaceful presence with your leadership through the Spiritual Life Committee.    We are grateful for the blog … Continue reading

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Thanks and Applause to Rosanne from Jean

Thank you Rosanne for the awesome website and blog for our book club. Thank you for arranging such a marvelous luncheon with the girls.  The food was fabulous and the company exceptional. It took me about 50 pages into reading … Continue reading

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Hello Girls

I like the sound of that word– girls.  It makes me think of cozy chats, good friends, good eats. Jean is Twirll— dancing through life👣👣

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Greetings from St. Augustine, FL!!

Hi ladies, This is my first experience of blogging.  No, I never blogged at LSA, sorry to say.  So I’m exploring and learning – we’re always learning!  Isn’t that exciting?!  I’m happy to be along for the ride, even though … Continue reading

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