more about: The Heights

A Message From Peter Hedges

Hi, Bookies: I just don’t think I’ll ever get jaded about hearing from the authors whose books we read in our club. So it was a kick not only to hear from Peter Hedges, author of The Heights (and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), but—after I thanked him for taking part in this Q&A—to have him thank us for allowing him […]

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The Heights, Part 5

Hello, Bookies: We’ve come to the end of The Heights and there is so much to discuss. I gobbled up the conclusion for the drama and storytelling, but also for the way Hedges plays with some big and thought-provoking themes. Hedges lays out many of his most important ideas at the start of the section. Tim tells the committee at […]

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The Heights, Parts 3 and 4

Dear Bookies, Welcome back to our discussion of The Heights. Raise your hand if you were able to stop reading at the end of part 4. If you were, I take my hat off to you. I didn’t have as much willpower—the story just keeps getting juicier and juicier and I couldn’t resist looking ahead (just a little). But for […]

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The Heights, Parts 1 and 2

Hello, Bookies: Wow. There are so many great comments from you in response to the question on my last post about whether you read your books on tablets or old-fashioned hard copies. Call me wishy-washy, but reading your answers through, I was convinced by them all. “Yes,” I said to myself, “why bring more clutter into the house when I […]

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Hello, Bookies!

Hi, everyone: It’s nice to be back. I’m Lygeia Grace, and two years ago I led the discussion on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I had such a good time—and learned so much from you about World War II, the setting of the book—I was delighted when Maura asked if I wanted to return. This month’s book, […]

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