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November Book Friends Book Club Pick!

🦃 Hi Book Friends! Happy November! 🦃

It’s the month of thanks and we are so thankful for our @bookfriendsbookclub readers.

Your @bookfriendsbookclub hosts @bigskybooks and @mommaleighellensbooknook are back with another powerful historical fiction pick for fall!

Absolution is a stunning account of women’s lives on the margins of the Vietnam War, from the renowned winner of the National Book Award, Alice McDermott. Details below.


Saigon 1963 - two young American wives form a wary alliance. Tricia is a starry-eyed newlywed, married to a rising oil engineer in the US Navy. Charlene is a corporate spouse, mother of three, and a determined altruist on a mission to relieve the “wretchedness” she sees all around her.

When Tricia miscarries, Charlene sweeps her into a cabal of do-gooder American wives. Armed with baskets of candy and toys, they descend on hospitals, orphanages, and a leper colony, determined to relieve suffering, no matter the cost.

Sixty years later, Charlene’s daughter reaches out to Tricia. As the two relive their shared experience, they come to terms with the ways their lives were shaped and stunted by Charlene’s pursuit of “inconsequential good.”


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