February Online Book Club: PICTURES OF YOU by Caroline Leavitt

I am excited to announce the EDIWTB February Online Book Club: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt, which I wrote about earlier this month. Algonquin has generously agreed to provide copies to EDIWTB readers who would like to read the book and discuss it here.

Here is the Amazon summary:

Leavitt Leavitt's ninth book (after Girls in Trouble), a touching story of loss and discovery, centers on photographer Isabelle Stein, whose stifled Cape Cod life and marriage crumbles when she discovers her husband has gotten his mistress pregnant. She packs up her cameras and takes off, but has a horrific car accident in Hartford, Conn., that kills the woman in the other car. As it turns out, the dead woman is April Nash, who lived a few blocks away from Isabelle's home on the Cape, and April's son, Sam, now believes Isabelle is an angel who can help him communicate with his mother. Once Isabelle ends up back on the Cape, she, Sam, and April's widower, Charlie, develop a strong but strange bond as they all try to sort out what comes next. Leavitt explores the depths of grief and the sticky spots sorrow pushes people into, and though the story stumbles sometimes into too saccharine moments, Leavitt's near bottomless reserve of compassion for her imperfect characters will endear them to readers.

Pictures of You comes out on Tuesday, January 25th.

If you would like to participate in the EDIWTB book club for Pictures of You, send me an email at gweiswasser@gmail.com with the following information in the following format:

name

address

address

email address

Thanks again to Algonquin for facilitating the book club! Looking forward to a great discussion in February.

10 Comments

  • January 23, 2011 - 12:39 am | Permalink

    We are reading this for my Skype Book Club. It looks really good. i will be curious to see what reactions will be here.

  • January 23, 2011 - 8:50 am | Permalink

    I already have the book and should have it read in time since I’m in Nicole’s Skype Book Club!

  • Elisabeth
    January 23, 2011 - 11:22 am | Permalink

    I would love to join in again, but am overwhelmed with reading The Agony and the Ecstasy and War and Peace. Both are chunksters! I will happily follow your blog and read Pictures of You in the future. I hope to participate in March!

  • January 23, 2011 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I picked this book up at BEA and still haven’t read it, but I’ll hope to read it along with you so I can participate in the conversation.

  • January 24, 2011 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

    I have a copy of this one already. I’d love to join!

  • sanjeev
    January 25, 2011 - 7:00 am | Permalink

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  • January 29, 2011 - 9:45 am | Permalink

    I have a copy of this on my
    TBR pile, and would love to join in the discussion 🙂

  • Kiki
    January 29, 2011 - 10:32 am | Permalink

    When are you discussing this one? I just suggested this to my book group, but it got rejected! Is it too late to get in on it?

  • January 29, 2011 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    The Book Girl – I will add you to the list to notify when the book club is taking place. Books haven’t even gone out yet so it will be a few weeks. Kiki – sorry, but I already submitted the list of names!!

  • February 14, 2011 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    I am so honored! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Caroline Leavitt

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