Today we’re talking about Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas, our second September book club pick. For Dan, the novel’s main character, life is divided in before prison and after prison. A powerful swimmer, he once had a chance at the Olympics, but throws it away in an act of violence. The novel is a powerful story about our definitions of success, failure and redemption.
From Left to Write members had plenty to say about Barracuda. Head over to their sites to join our discussion:
- Kelly writes about her fitness goals at Cupcake Kelly’s.
- Lisa from Hannemaniacs is gently pushing her kids to play sports.
- Alicia S of Titere con Bonete realizes that no matter what her family has always been there for her.
- Melanie at tales from the crib wonders if trials will make her daughter “better”
- NJ from A Cookie Before Dinner gives 10 easy ways to cultivate a simple childhood.
- Stacy of The Novel Life shares three tips for instilling empathy in our children.
- Jennifer Wolfe from mamawolfe knows that teaching kids about making choices makes things possible.
- Raya at Starring At Herself recalls how sister-friends can make the grey world magical again.
- Thien-Kim of I’m Not the Nanny fears the deep end.
- Jane T. discusses the differences between public and private schools in terms of opportunity at Live Like It’s Shark Week.
- Melissa at Life with Sophia gets back in the game.
- Sandie from Teen Lit Rocks discusses the suburban D.C. obsession with competitive summer swim clubs for kids.
The novel is on sale now, so grab your copy of Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas, and join our discussion!
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