Wed, 28 January 2015
We're back with Episode 11 of From the Front Porch! This episode, Annie is joined by Bookshelf staffers Sidney and Rebekah; they're talking about the new suspense novel The Girl on the Train -- a book readers are calling the next Gone Girl. They'll talk about whether that's a fair assessment, and why the book would make a fun book club read. (Not discussed? Author Paula Hawkin's ingenious way of marking time in the novel -- perhaps the staff's favorite characteristic of the book.)
For information about the author, British journalist Paula Hawkins, Annie recommends this BookPage article, where she first heard about the book.
Curious about what the experts are saying? This New York Times review should do the trick.
Hey, book clubs: Penguin's done the work for you. Here's a book club discussion guide.
Sidney liked Gone Girl better, but truthfully, these are two pretty different novels. The Wall Street Journal compares and contrasts Gillian Flynn's bestseller with The Girl on the Train.
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