This month’s book for our Facebook book club is The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss.
What It’s About
Why Was This Title Selected
In the expectation that it’d be a nice complement to January’s book, and I wanted one biography for the year.
Anything Else to Know About It?
It won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2013, as well as the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award.
Discussion about the book starts today, but if you want to quick get the book and join in, we’ll continue it all month. If you’re debating whether or not it’s a book you want to read, I give it two thumbs up – it’s excellent. Even if you aren’t interested in joining in the on the discussion, it’s worth reading.
What’s Coming Up in March?
Looking ahead to next month, we’ll be reading and discussing The Chosen by Chaim Potok. You’ve got plenty of time to find this book and get it read before our discussion on it begins March 1. This title is not available on Kindle, but it’s the only one for the year that isn’t available in print, on Kindle, and on Audible. See all the books we’ll be reading in 2016 here.
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