Uninvited, Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, by Lysa TerKeurst, is my book club pick for December. I chose this particular book because it is a beautiful, biblical, honest, and witty look at how we process rejection.
The Magnolia Story, my book club pick for November, is THEIR story. It is one of hope and hard work, of shaky ground, of seeking balance, one of losses... and one of Gaines. In essence it is the story of the Great American Dream come true.
What if you walked into a fried chicken diner one day, one random day, and glimpsed a sight of a boy sitting alone at a table, ear pressed against an old boom-box that was held together with duct tape, and braces up his legs... What if?
Great stories, great food, great fun! Cookin' It with Kix ain't your average cook book, because Kix ain't your average guy. Come on over to Delilah.com and check it out!
For August, I've chosen to tell you about a favorite novel of mine, The Shack. Yes, it's been out for several years. Yes, tons of people have already read it. Yes, I've told you all this before!
I want to tell you about a book I ran across lately, and immediately said, "THIS is my next book club pick!" My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, drew me in fast.
Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind," is my June book club selection. This perfect gift-book brings the power of the hit single straight to the written page, reminding us all to stay Humble and Kind!
Written By: Christina Baker Kline
Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America's past—and it includes a special PS section for book clubs featuring insights, interviews, and more.
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...
As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. This book reflects on how two people who seem so different can really have so much in common. Put Orphan Train on your summer reading list !
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"A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of American history. Beautiful."
- Ann Packer, NYT bestselling author of The Dive From Clausen's Pier and Swim Back to Me
"Christina Baker Kline's latest wonder, Orphan Train, makes for compulsive reading--this is a story of resilience in the face of tremendous odds and oppressive loneliness. Meticulously researched and yet full of the breath of life, Kline's novel takes us on an historical journey where survival depends upon one's own steely backbone, and the miracle of a large and generous heart."
- Helen Schulman, NYT bestselling author of This Beautiful Life
"In Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline seamlessly knits together the past and present of two women, one young and one old. Kline reminds us that we never really lose anyone or anything or – perhaps most importantly – ourselves."
- Ann Hood, NYT bestselling author of The Knitting Circle