From Miss Sally, recent reads...
"Here are few recent books I liked:
"A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossein. I 'liked' this one better then The Kite Runner. It's hard to use the word 'liked' because of the brutality against the women. The story provides some insight into what goes on in that part of the world.
"The Girls by Lori Lansens is a must read for all girls. A heart warming story about appearances not being what they seem.
"The Birth House by Ami McKay is set in the early 1900s in Nova Scotia. The story is about the struggle between a midwife continuing her practice of using herbal medicines and the introduction of modern medicine.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a murder mystery that takes place in Sweden. Different.. very brutal."
About The Girls from ReadingGroupGuides.com:
Rarely has the experience of being a sister been so poignantly and memorably captured as in Lori Lansens's triumphant novel. The Girls celebrates life's fundamental joys and trials as it presents Rose and Ruby, sisters destined to live inseparably but blessed with distinct sensibilities that enrich and complicate their shared experiences-of growing up, of finding their way in the world, of saying good-bye.