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September 01, 2009


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I have not yet read "The Sheltering Sky" but a good friend is passionate about it so I would like to very much.


I have not yet read The Sheltering Sky but we did read The Life of Pi which I was captivated with. Similar in tone and subject. Memorable and special.


I also adored The Life of Pi. Made you think and really slow down to fall in love with the book.


The Sheltering Sky could be my favorite book of all time. The alienation of self in travel and within one's own ego while searching the darkest corners and spare open spaces, within and without, for some meaning speaks to me.

Julie P.

Haven't read The Sheltering Sky, but we have read Cat's Eye, The Razor's Edge, The Awakening, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and A Handmaid's Tale.


Would love to read this novel as it has been on my short list for years since I saw the movie. Went to the film with friend who is huge fan of the book and was extremely disappointed. So of course, years later, I am still curious as to why...

Love in the Time of Cholera was a favorite with my book club. With accompanying tales of another bad movie. Sigh.


I read it in college and thought it was magical. For some reason I got rid of my copy and would love to win & read it again! My club has read the wonderful THE TRANSLATOR by Leila Aboulela, which I think everyone would love.


The Sheltering Sky is one of my favorite books of all time. I love Paul Bowles' style of writing. I've read the book twice. The movie is good too!


We have read Life of Pi and all hated the ending. We have also read Handmaids Tale. My book club would love to read the sheltering sky!

Sandra Furlotte

My book club has recently read I CAPTURE THE CASTLE by Dodie Smith. This book was written in 1949, so I don't know if it can be called a "modern classic", but we loved it. We choose it at the recommendation of my teenage daughter.

Debbie D

I have not read The Sheltering Sky but several girls at work did read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It was great and we had some great talks about it.


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