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What She knew – our next book club choice (5 replies)

Nina
4 years ago
Nina 4 years ago

What She knew, written by Nadine Galinsky Feldman, is our next book club choice. The book tells the story of Liz Nabor, a high flying wealth manager on Wall Street, who gets caught up in the Bernie Madoff scandal and stands to lose everything, including her freedom. Until the scandal broke, Liz had everything going for her. Good looks, a career that seemed to be going from strength to strength, a gorgeous boyfriend whom she hoped to marry, and of course plenty of money in the bank. Now with her reputation in tatters and some of the people closest to her deserting her, her downfall seems complete.

Discussions on the book will begin on Monday October 3rd and will run throughout the whole week.

Here are the links to both the Kindle and paperback versions of the book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Knew-Nadine-Galinsky-Feldman-ebook/dp/B019N4PZFI

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Knew-Nadine-Galinsky-Feldman/dp/1514879220/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr

Here are the questions to answer once you have read the book:
1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how will you rate this book and why?
2. What would you say is the most memorable scene or piece of writing in the book?
3. What impact did the book have on you?
4. If you had a chance to meet the author, what question would you ask her?
5. What have you learnt as a result of reading this book that you didn't know already?

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Nina
4 years ago
Nina 4 years ago

I absolutely loved this book. It is well written and sucks you into the storyline from the word go. The characters are as real as they come and I found myself imagining them in real life. Brilliant book.

1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how will you rate this book and why?
Definitely a 10. I couldn’t put it down. It is that good. Any storyline that gives us a peek into the lives of the rich is always fascinating and this one delivers on all fronts.

2. What would you say is the most memorable scene or piece of writing in the book?
There are many such scenes, however, if I have to choose one, it would have to be the scene when Liz meets Chloe Esterman for lunch pretending to be interested in her as a potential friend, when all she really wanted was to use Chloe to get to her husband, who she desperately wanted to enlist as a new client. Not only did Chloe prove that she was far from being the bimbo that everyone took her for, but she outsmarted Liz to the point of rendering her speechless.

3. What impact did the book have on you?
The book left me feeling good about life. The characters that I wanted punished got their comeuppance at the end and those who were intrinsically good got their rewards. I do understand that things don’t always end up this way in life, but it does make you feel good when they do.

4. If you had a chance to meet the author, what question would you ask her?
In the Q&A that I had with the author, I asked her whether she had some investment background, because her knowledge of the financial market in the book is so good. Her answer was that everything in the book is down to thorough research, which is one of the reasons why it took her 3 years to write it. Here is a link to my interview with the author in case you haven’t seen it yet: http://www.nonparents.com/featured-article/qa-with-nadine-galinsky-feldman/

5. What have you learnt as a result of reading this book that you didn't know already?
Although the book doesn’t teach me anything new, Rick’s betrayal of Liz when her life fell apart and she needed him most, reminded me how cruel some people can be in relationships, and how lucky I am to be married to someone who really cares about me and will always stand by me.

Nancy
4 years ago
Nancy 4 years ago

Hello Nina, everyone,
Here are my answers after reading What She Knew by Nadine Galinsky Feldman.
1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how will you rate this book and why?
I will give this book a 9 because I found the story most interesting and the characters very engaging.
2. What would you say is the most memorable scene or piece of writing in the book?
When Liz returns to see her dying aunt she is grateful to see her "long lost" niece back and forgives and forgets like in the story of The Prodigal Son.
3. What impact did the book have on you?
I come to see once more the importance of our spirits over the material world. That our spirit is what we should value and nurture and treat it well because it is only this that never abandons us or leaves our side.
4. If you had a chance to meet the author, what question would you ask her?
I would like to know whether it was coincidence or not that Liz even lost the house her aunt left her on a fire (a materiality), but she felt her aunt spirit was still accompanying her.
5. What have you learnt as a result of reading this book that you didn't know already?
I didn't know the huge amount of money that the Bernie Madoff scam involved and I am glad that the culprit faced justice.

Nina
4 years ago
Nina 4 years ago

Hi Mayflower, for whatever reasons, I have totally missed your comment. I am glad that just like me, you did find the book interesting. I watched a documentary about Bernie Madoff the other day and it was a reminder of what happens when people forget how blessed they are and start becoming extremely greedy. His story is a cautionary tale to all of us. Thanks for taking the time to read the book and for sharing your feedback.

Nancy
4 years ago
Nancy 4 years ago

To Nina and all the members of nonparents.com,

 

Though this time of the year can be a bit difficult for us non-parents, here go my wishes for a

Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

 

Nina
4 years ago
Nina 4 years ago

Hi Mayflower, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you and your loved ones the very best for the New Year.

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