November's Book Club selection has been chosen by Melissa; she decided on The Little Book by Selden Edwards. Thanks Melissa!!! It is a historical fiction novel with some time travel/fantasy elements in it. If you would like to read more about this title, please click here.
"An irresistible triumph of the imagination more than thirty years in the making, The Little Book is a breathtaking love story that spans generations, ranging from fin de siècle Vienna through the pivotal moments of the twentieth century.The Little Book is the extraordinary tale of Wheeler Burden, California-exiled heir of the famous Boston banking Burdens, philosopher, student of history, legend’s son, rock idol, writer, lover of women, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero. In 1988 he is forty-seven, living in San Francisco. Suddenly he is—still his modern self—wandering in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: fin de siècle Vienna. It is 1897, precisely ninety-one years before his last memory and a half-century before his birth.It’s not long before Wheeler has acquired appropriate clothes, money, lodging, a group of young Viennese intellectuals as friends, a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young American woman, a passing acquaintance with local celebrity Mark Twain, and an incredible and surprising insight into the dashing young war-hero father he never knew. But the truth at the center of Wheeler’s dislocation in time remains a stubborn mystery that will take months of exploration and a lifetime of memories to unravel and that will, in the end, reveal nothing short of the eccentric Burden family’s unrivaled impact on the very course of the coming century. The Little Book is a masterpiece of unequaled storytelling that announces Selden Edwards as one of the most dazzling, original, entertaining, and inventive novelists of our time."
If you'd like to participate, please pick up a copy (old or new) of the selected title as soon as you can and please do your best to read it before November 18th, 2009.You can purchase a copy, borrow it from a friend or family member or you can borrow a copy from your local library.
All official members will meet (online) on Saturday, November 21st, 2009 in a specified meeting place.
We are still accepting new members so feel free to fill out the Bloggers Unite Book Club Registration Form if you would like to become an Official Member.
Thanks a bunch!
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