Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tender_Is_the_Night Tender Is the Night is the fourth and final novel completed by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January and April 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats.  


Richard Russo, Empire Falls (2001)

Winner, 2002 Pulitzer Prize Richard Russo—from his first novel, Mohawk—has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country. Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact,… Continue reading Richard Russo, Empire Falls (2001)

Empire Falls by Richard Russo – Discussion Questions

Source: questions issued by the publisher - https://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/fiction/294-empire-falls-russo?start=3 Discussion Questions 1. Richard Russo's description of the town of Empire Falls is as memorable and vivid as his portraits of the people who live there. How do the details he provides about the town's setting and its streets, buildings and neighborhoods create more than a physical… Continue reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo – Discussion Questions

Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

A masterpiece. Comedy? Tragedy? Is it really about survivors only? From Wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemies,_A_Love_Story): Enemies, A Love Story (Yiddish: Sonim, di Geshichte fun a Liebe‎) is a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer first published serially in the Jewish Daily Forward in 1966. The English translation was published in 1972. Plot summary Set in New York City… Continue reading Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. New York Times Bestseller Ann Patchett’s award winning, bestselling novel that balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language—now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. “Blissfully romantic…. A terrific, spellcasting story.”… Continue reading Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

Catherine Banner, The House at the Edge of Night

  CATHERINE BANNER was born in Cambridge, UK and began writing at the age of 14. She has previously published a trilogy of young adult novels: The Eyes of a King, Voices in the Dark and The Heart at War. Catherine studied English at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and is a school teacher in the UK. The House at the Edge… Continue reading Catherine Banner, The House at the Edge of Night

Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Amazon Details From Wikipedia: Chapter 1, "The Stowaway" is an alternative account of the story of Noah's Ark from the point of view of the woodworms, who were not allowed onboard and were stowaways during the journey. Chapter 2, "The Visitors" describes the hijacking of a cruise liner, similar to the 1985 incident of the Achille Lauro. Chapter 3, "The Wars… Continue reading Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Орловы-Соколовы

I could not find a translation of this short story, so I leave its name in Russian. The author's works were translated to many languages; she is well known and liked by the readers in many countries. I really liked to read about Lyudmila Ulitskaya, I post here a link to a Wikipedia page about her:… Continue reading Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Орловы-Соколовы

Muriel Barbery, Gourmet Rhapsody

It was our very first book that we read together, so thinking about it and posting it here evoke very warm memories and feelings for me. I think we all liked the book; the author's The Elegance of the Hedgehog was mentioned many times also during the discussion. I just saw a not-so-flattering opinion about… Continue reading Muriel Barbery, Gourmet Rhapsody