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November Meeting

For our book club meeting on Fri 10 Nov, we read Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Jacket Synopsis: Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of …

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October Meeting

For our meeting on Fri 13 Oct, we read Midwinter Break by Bernard McLaverty. Jacket Synopsis: A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remains of their …

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January Meeting

For our book club meeting on Fri 13 Jan, we read Autumn by Ali Smith and Nothing On Earth by Conor O’Callaghan. Jacket Synopsis – Autumn: Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That’s what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, …

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December Meeting

For our book club meeting on Fri 2 December, we read Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. Jacket Synopsis: After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War. Having fled terrible …

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November Meeting

For our book club meeting on Fri 4 November, members read their choice from the Man Booker Shortlist. Shortlisted books were – Paul Beatty (US), The Sellout Deborah Levy (UK), Hot Milk Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK), His Bloody Project Ottessa Moshfegh (US), Eileen David Szalay (Canada-UK), All That Man Is Madeleine Thien (Canada), Do Not …

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October Meeting

Our book club took a break in October in order to read a selection from the Man Booker Shortlist. This selection was then discussed in our November Meeting.