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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Post your nominations here for the May group reads. A significant portion of the book must be set in the featured location. We will be reading books set in the country of Ethiopia, the US state of Missouri, and the UK county of Norfolk. Here are our group lists to get you started:

Ethiopia:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Missouri:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Norfolk:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (scroll down to the Norfolk heading)

Books do not need to be present on these lists to be nominated. Authors, please do not nominate your own books.


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Donna (donnareadstheworld) | 451 comments For Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

For Missouri -The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

For Norfolk - The Go-Between The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley


message 6: by Shannon (last edited Feb 05, 2014 04:58AM) (new)

Shannon | 30 comments Ethiopia: I second Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese . I have been wanting to read this for years!!

Although I have already read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (nominated above) for another book group, it was a book that created the BEST discussion. It didn't matter whether one liked the book or not, there was a lot to talk about.

Missouri: The Moonflower Vine The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton


message 8: by Julia (last edited Feb 05, 2014 06:04AM) (new)


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Anne (papergirl42) | 328 comments Ethiopia:Yes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson


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Anne (papergirl42) | 328 comments MISSOURI: Puddin' Head Wilson, Mark Twain.


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Anne (papergirl42) | 328 comments NORFOLK:Never Let Me Go, Ishigouro


message 13: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments I think What is the What mainly takes place in Sudan and South Sudan rather than in Ethiopia.


Powder River Rose (powderriverrose) | 93 comments For Ethiopia:

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Cutting for Stone I found it in audiobook from audible. Yay! Our statewide library didn't have any of the books from Ethiopia available and certainly not in audio.

Sounds like a heartwrenching story according to reviews but very well written and narrated.


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message 16: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 35 comments Diane wrote: "I think What is the What mainly takes place in Sudan and South Sudan rather than in Ethiopia."

Okay, then I will go with Cutting for Stone


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Cathy | 35 comments Diane wrote: "I think What is the What mainly takes place in Sudan and South Sudan rather than in Ethiopia."

Okay, then No Greater Love seems good.


message 18: by Suzanne (last edited Feb 06, 2014 10:37AM) (new)

Suzanne | 96 comments I have to go with Cutting for Stone for Ethiopia too!

I'll nominate A Good American for Missouri.

And The Wind in the Willows for Norfolk.


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Beverly | 151 comments I will nominate for Missouri:

Betsey Brown Betsey Brown by Ntozake Shange

Set in St. Louis in 1957, the year of the Little Rock Nine, Shange’s story reveals the prismatic effect of racism on an American child and her family. Seamlessly woven into this masterful portrait of an extended family is the story of Betsey's adolescence, the rush of first romance, and the sobering responsibilities of approaching adulthood.


message 21: by Nea (last edited Feb 06, 2014 06:12PM) (new)

Nea (neareads) | 66 comments I'll nominate Beneath the Lion's Gaze because I've already read (and loooooved) Cutting for Stone.


message 22: by Sinead (new)

Sinead | 13 comments Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone
Missouri - Sharp Objects
Norfolk - Restoration

There were so many to choose from!


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message 24: by Sarah (last edited Feb 11, 2014 07:01PM) (new)

Sarah | 662 comments Diane - I've talked to people who have read What is the What and said the book is set in Sudan and Ethiopia and the U.S. about 1/3 each country, Sudan actually maybe a little less? So does this count as a nomination?


message 25: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Sarah wrote: "Diane - I've talked to people who have read What is the What and said the book is set in Sudan and Ethiopia and the U.S. about 1/3 each country, Sudan actually maybe a little less? So d..."

Yes. Sometimes the descriptions are deceiving. :)


message 26: by Allyson (last edited Feb 14, 2014 12:23AM) (new)

Allyson Ethiopia-Cutting For Stone-one of my favorite books that I'd be happy to have an excuse to read again!


message 28: by Taylor (new)

Taylor (tlfuller13) For Norfolk, I vote the Orchid House The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley


message 29: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12904 comments Taylor wrote: "For Norfolk, I vote the Orchid HouseThe Orchid House by Lucinda Riley"

Taylor, sorry but we have already had that one as a group read.


message 30: by Taylor (new)

Taylor (tlfuller13) Ok, I'll double check next time!


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I second the recommendation for Yes, Chef for Ethiopia!
And Winter's Bone for Missouri.
Norfolk, I leave to the U.K. experts. :)


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