Vile Bodies

Vile Bodies

Our book group choice for May 2017 is Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh. Adam Fenwick-Symes is a man of the world: a novelist, recently returned from Paris, and one of the “bright young people.”

Super Sad True Love Story

Super Sad True Love Story

Our book group choice for March 2017 is Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. In a very near future—oh, let’s say next Tuesday—a functionally illiterate America is about to collapse.

Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

Our book group choice for March 2017 is Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood. Hag-Seed is a re-visiting of Shakespeare’s play of magic and illusion, The Tempest, and will be the fourth novel in the Hogarth Shakespeare series.

Golden Hill

Golden Hill

Our book group choice for February 2017 is Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Our book group choice for January 2017 is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits.

The Ministry of Fear

The Ministry of Fear

Our book group choice for December 2016 is The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene. For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fête was a joyful step back into adolescence.