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message 1: by Luella (new)

Luella Hey all. We are finally in a place where we are a little ahead so there will be more time to find books. Now we are in a good place voting for August now and getting nominations for September. :) Please let me know if you want to be more ahead or if this is a good place to be.

And please keep in mind we would like the members who nominate the book to lead the discussions.

Rules
1. One book per person and the nominator must lead the discussion
2. Must have 5,000 ratings or less
3. Forgotten Classics must be 50 years or older (cut off 1967)
4. Lesser Known books must be 10 years ore older (cut off 2007)

Also as a result of the poll we are only reading one book per month so you may nominate a forgotten classic or a lesser known book.


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) I nominate The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton. First published in 1947. 1,348 ratings. Average 4.07 rating. Takes place at a boardinghouse in Britain during WWII.


message 3: by Nina (new)

Nina I nominate The Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain. Considered an Irish classic and actually originally published in Irish (that was a very strong reason for me to buy it in the first place, I totally admit it). Published first in 1949, 283 ratings, 59 reviews, average rating 3.74.


message 4: by Marilyn (last edited Jun 09, 2017 10:24AM) (new)

Marilyn I nominate Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb. 774 ratings, 4.09 average rating.

This story of a farm family's struggle during the Depression was supposed to be published in 1939. The Grapes of Wrath came out and the book was shelved until the University of Oklahoma Press rescued it in 2004.


message 5: by Nina (new)

Nina Marilyn wrote: "I nominate Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb. 774 ratings, 4.09 average rating.

This story of a farm family's struggle during the Depression was supposed to be..."


I read about that when reading Grapes of Wrath. So interesting!! Would love to read it at some point!


message 6: by Mindy (new)

Mindy Jones (mindyrecycles) Is re-nominating okay? I still want to read The Home-Maker. LOL


message 7: by Luella (new)

Luella Mindy wrote: "Is re-nominating okay? I still want to read The Home-Maker. LOL"

Totally fine :)


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