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Stephanie
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Hello Everyone,

I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Anna Quindlen's Rise and Shine, and how honored I am to be your moderator. I've read Anna's work for a very long time, and this novel will take a place of prominence on my shelves.

Rise and Shine focuses on two sisters, Meghan and Bridget Fitzmaurice, and their ideas regarding success, failure, love and living will keep us discussing this novel long into the June nights. I'm loathe to say too much, as every page is a discovery and I don't want to spoil a word.

Happy Reading!
Stephanie
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becke_davis
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This book definitely starts off running. The characters are fascinating, and some of the plot developments are unexpected. I enjoyed this book, but my favorite is a non-fiction one: How Reading Changed My Life.
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aquindlen
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Stephanie,
You may know that this is the first time I've participated in an online book club. if you have any thoughts or tips as we proceed together, please let me know.
best,
anna quindlen
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Stephanie
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Anna,

The B&N online book groups are great fun - I know you'll enjoy yourself here. Wonderful readers, insightful discussions... Let me know if you have any questions about the format or anything else.
Stephanie
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kiakar
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becke_davis wrote:
This book definitely starts off running. The characters are fascinating, and some of the plot developments are unexpected. I enjoyed this book, but my favorite is a non-fiction one: How Reading Changed My Life.




I have loved all of Ann Quinlan books. I started reading her from the Oprah book club and have read all of her books. They have all been so informative and interesting.
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Stephanie
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Hi Linda,

I thought you might be here - great to see you!
Stephanie
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kiakar
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Stephanie wrote:
Hi Linda,

I thought you might be here - great to see you!




Oh! yeah! The avid reader that I am and also I love the book clubs you moniter. Don't let that swell your head too much! hehe
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Stephanie
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Linda,

What can I say, you're great for my ego! :smileyhappy:
Stephanie
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