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There’s Joy in Reading The Shack

November 8, 2010

The third book that Joy’s book club discusses is “The Shack” by William Paul Young. The book is about a man named Mack, whose young daughter is kidnapped and brutally murdered, with her bloody clothes left in a shack, which the man visits and works through the meaning of suffering. The book was originally intended for the author’s children and close friends, and was rejected by 26 publishers. Finally, the book was published, became a paperback bestseller in 2008, and over 12 million copies have been sold as of 2010.

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There’s Joy in Reading Sarah’s Key

May 17, 2010

The first book that Joy’s book club discusses is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Incorporating real life events with fiction, the book dramatizes one of the little known tragedies of the Holocaust, the Vel’ d’Hiv roundup of thousands of Jews in Paris, France. This book, the first written in English by this author, raises many issues which Joy’s group discusses over cocktails.

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